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Vol.  I.  APRIL,  1915  No.  1 

A  LETTER  TO  THE  ALUMNI 

LUCIUS  S.  MASSEY,  '91 

President   Trinity   College  Alumni  Association 

For  more  than  half  a  century  Trinity  College  has  been  train- 
ing men  and  sending  them  forth  into  the  thick  of  the  fight  of 
life.  To  say  that  none  of  her  sons  have  failed  would  be  an  ex- 
travagant claim,  but  they  have  held  their  own  in  the  struggle 
to  render  the  world  the  largest  service.  She  has  trained  men 
for  every  honorable  vocation  and  calling,  and  many  of  her 
sons  have  come  to  places  of  prominence  and  influence  in  the 
world's  life.  To  her  we  owe  a  debt  of  gratitude  that  we  can 
never  hope  to  pay  in  full,  and  there  are  mutual  ties  and  ob- 
ligations from  which  we  desire  no  final  discharge. 

But  in  the  stress  of  the  day's  work  many  of  us  have  often 
felt  that  we  would  be  the  stronger  if  we  could  feel  more  sensi- 
bly the  touch  of  each  other's  life.  The  fellowship  of  Trinity 
students  has  been  superb  whenever  and  wherever  they  have 
met ;  but  the  meeting  has  been  too  seldom,  and  with  many  of 
us  it  has  come  not  at  all.  We  have  gone  each  to  his  own  task, 
and  in  the  fierceness  of  the  struggle  we  have  felt  oftentimes  a 
disheartening  loneliness  that  has  made  the  burden  heavier. 
Could  we  have  clasped  the  hand  and  looked  into  the  eye  of  a 
comrade  with  whom  we  trained  in  the  days  agone,  it  would 
have  given  fresh  inspiration  and  kindled  the  glow  of  a  new 
hope. 

But  we  cannot  always  choose  the  place  of  our  labor,  nor 
have  the  companionship  in  our  toils  that  we  would  prefer.  Sep- 

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arations  are  inevitable,  but  shall  we  therefore  be  forgotten  ?  To 
know  that  we  are  remembered — to  have  the  assurance  that  our 
efforts  in  the  field  of  human  endeavor  are  being  appreciated, 
that  they  are  receiving  the  sympathetic  attention  of  our  com- 
rades in  the  old  College — this  is  surely  something  worth  while. 
May  not  this  alumni  quarterly  make  a  worthy  contribution 
to  this  end?  Through  this  medium  we  may  learn  something  of 
each  other's  work  and  foster  those  sympathetic  relations  that 
strengthen  each  other's  hands  in  battling  against  the  difficulties 
that  ever  cross  the  ascending  pathway  that  leads  to  large  suc- 
cess. Through  this  medium  we  can  each  stand  in  his  place 
and  hail  to  each  other  son  of  Trinity  in  his,  thus  in  thought 
and  sympathy  at  least  each  touching  elbows  with  the  other  in 
working  out  the  destinies  of  life. 


GREETINGS  TO  THE  ALUMNI 

From  PRESIDENT  FEW 

The  publication  of  the  Aeumni  Register  I  count  a  most 
significant  event  in  the  history  of  Trinity  College.  It  will  be  a 
permanent  medium  of  communication  between  the  College 
and  her  sons.  As  such  it  will  be  helpful  to  the  College  and  to 
the  alumni.  The  alumni  can  now  have  full  information  con- 
cerning what  goes  on  at  the  College  and  so  can  follow  all  its 
development  as  well  as  keep  track  of  each  other.  The  College 
on  the  other  hand  can  keep  in  close  and  constant  touch  with  all 
her  former  students.  And  the  College  is  very  anxious  that  its 
influence  shall  never  pass  out  of  the  life  of  anyone  who  has 
studied  here  even  for  a  short  while. 

Trinity  men  have  always  been  noted  for  their  love  and 
loyalty  to  the  old  College ;  and  this  devotedness  of  her  sons  is 
the  richest  asset  the  College  has  now  or  can  ever  have.  The 
quality  of  this  devotion  can  hardly  be  improved,  but  perhaps  it 
can  be  made  more  effective  by  being  directed  along  more  defin- 
ite lines  of  service. 

Wisdom  is  justified  of  her  children.    And  I  would  remind 


Greetings  to  the;  Alumni  3 

you  Trinity  men  that  the  name  the  College  bears  in  your  com- 
munity and  its  influence  there  will  depend  in  large  measure 
upon  you — upon  what  you  are  and  what  you  do.  You  are  not 
simply  the  representatives  of  Trinity,  you  are  in  a  real  sense 
the  organ  through  which  her  life  can  be  manifested.  I  wish 
that  a  realization  of  this  fact  might  make  every  Trinity  man 
careful  to  be  in  his  place  a  fit  representative  and  exponent  of 
the  College — of  its  spirit  and  ideals.  Then,  too,  everyone  of 
you  can  do  a  specific  work  in  your  community  for  the  College. 
You  can  keep  the  College  properly  before  the  people  of  your 
section.  You  can  direct  towards  the  College  such  students  as 
ought  to  come  here.  You  can  be  an  efficient  member  of  the  lo- 
cal Trinity  alumni  organization  which  ought  to  be  found  in  ev- 
ery community  in  the  state  and  in  centers  of  population  in  many 
states.  You  can  bear  in  mind  the  constant  and  growing  needs, 
financial  and  other,  of  the  College  and  bring  them  to  the  at- 
tention of  those  who  might  help.  The  burdens  of  a  great  in- 
stitution must  be  made  to  rest  upon  many  shoulders.  By  sup- 
porting such  undertakings  as  this  publication,  by  returning  as 
often  as  possible  to  class  reunions  and  annual  commencements, 
by  constantly  partaking  in  every  way  you  can  of  the  abundant 
life  of  your  Mother  College,  you  can  be  a  loyal  son  and  a  use- 
ful servant  of  a  great  undying  institution  in  which  you  believe 
with  the  whole  heart. 

Through  this  first  issue  of  the  Alumni  Register  I  send 
the  greetings  and  good  will  of  Trinity  College  to  all  her  sons. 


BRAXTON  CRAVEN  AND  THE  FIRST 
STATE  NORMAL  SCHOOL 

E.  C.  BROOKS,  '94 

Professor  of  Education 

"In  all  your  ways,  let  me  entreat  you  to  remember  the 
orphan  by  day  and  by  night ;  his  is  a  hard,  oh,  it  is  a  bitter  lot ! 
There  is  much  more  poetry  than  truth  in  the  world's  pre- 
tended kindness  to  the  poor,  sorrowful-faced  little  boy  that  has 
no  mother  to  love  him  and  no  father  to  protect  him.  He  is 
sorely  oppressed  in  his  boyhood ;  he  may  dig  himself  a  home  in 
the  mountain  granite,  but  orphan  haunts  him  like  a  mid-night 
ghost.  In  his  manhood,  the  lingering  curse  of  his  sad  con- 
dition rests  upon  him.  This  world  has  no  cavern  to  him  from 
the  opposition.  I  have  seen  his  tears  flow  as  if  the  fountains 
of  his  soul  were  broken  up.  I  have  seen  him  bow  before  God 
and  ask  for  love  to  bind  up  his  broken  heart,  and  I  have  seen 
the  cold  combinations  of  this  world  grind  him  to  powder. 
Always,  my  young  friends,  have  a  kind  word  for  him  and  treat 
him  as  a  brother." 

These  words,  spoken  by  Braxton  Craven  in  his  old  age 
to  a  group  of  young  men  just  graduating  from  Trinity  College, 
contain  an  epitome  of  his  own  life,  and  give  the  key  to  the 
understanding  of  his  unique  career  as  a  teacher,  preacher,  and 
educational  reformer.  He  was  born  August  26,  1822,  in  Ran- 
dolph county.  Being  a  child  of  poverty,  soon  an  orphan,  home- 
less and  even  friendless,  he  was  taken  into  the  home  of  Nathan 
Cox  at  about  the  age  of  seven.  This  was  the  only  home  he  ever 
knew  as  a  boy.  Nathan  Cox  was  a  well-to-do  Quaker,  pos- 
sessed considerable  land,  was  opposed  to  slavery  and  therefore 
needed  laborers,  and  Braxton  Craven  was  kindly  received  and 
soon  put  to  work.  His  boyhood  days  were  filled  with  hard 
labor  of  such  a  nature  that  even  the  variety  of  the  chores 
saved  him  from  the  monotony  of  severe  routine.  He  "learned 
to  saw  logs,  run  the  mill,  and  to  make  shoes,  ploughs,  harrows, 
horseshoes,  barrels,  candles,  brandy,  whiskey,  and  cider."    Be- 


Braxton  Craven  and  the;  Normal  School  5 

fore  the  days  of  railroads  Randolph  county  was  far  removed 
from  any  commercial  centre  and  those  who  had  a  surplus  of 
farm  products  to  sell  usually  peddled  their  goods  across  several 
counties.  Nathan  Cox  sent  his  wagons  frequently  to  Fayette- 
ville,  and  even  as  far  south  as  Bennettsville  and  Cheraw,  South 
Carolina.  Young  "Brack"  as  he  was  called  had  to  accompany 
the  wagons,  and  on  one  of  these  trips  he  was  thrown  under  the 
horses  and  received  a  severe  injury.  The  proprietor  of  the 
wayside  store  into  which  he  was  carried  in  order  to  have  his 
injuries  treated  gave  him  a  new  spelling  book  to  attract  his 
attention  while  his  leg  was  being  bandaged. 

This  was  his  first  book.  He  carried  it  home  and  at  once 
began  his  education.  By  the  light  of  a  pine-knot  fire  he  labored 
over  the  words  and  sentences  until  he  was  able  to  read.  There 
were  no  public  schools  in  North  Carolina  when  Braxton  Cra- 
ven was  a  boy.  Therefore,  a  poor  boy  had  no  opportunity  to 
receive  an  education  unless  some  humanitarian  friend  took  him 
under  his  patronage  and  gratuitiously  afforded  the  means. 
Having  worked  through  his  spelling  book,  however,  and  learn- 
ing that  a  subscription  school  was  to  be  opened  in  the  neighbor- 
hood, he  expressed  an  eager  desire  to  attend,  and  Nathan  Cox 
made  arrangements  with  the  school  master  to  take  the  orphan 
into  his  school.  Fortunately  Jack  Byers,  the  school  master, 
was  a  good  teacher.  Young  "Brack,"  whose  duty  it  was  to  at- 
tend the  mill  at  night,  would  build  a  big  fire  near  the  mill  house 
and  prepare  his  lessons  for  the  next  day.  He  possessed  an 
intense  mental  thirst,  and  it  is  said  that  "no  amount  of  physical 
labor  during  the  day  could  destroy  the  charm  of  mental  exer- 
cise at  night  in  the  glow  of  the  lightwood  fire."  With  the 
assistance  he  received  for  one  session  from  the  neighborhood 
school-master  he  was  able  to  continue  his  education,  and  almost 
unaided  he  mastered  the  elementary  branches  of  an  English 
education.  At  the  age  of  sixteen  he  opened  a  small  subscrip- 
tion school  in  the  neighborhood  and  by  this  means  continued 
his  own  education  and  saved  enough  money  to  attend  the 
Quaker  school  at  New  Garden,  now  Guilford  College.  There 
he  came  under  the  influence  of  Dr.  Nereus  Mendenhall,  who 


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was  a  fine  classical  scholar,  a  civil  engineer,  a  practicing  phy- 
sician, and  a  man  of  great  piety.  Young  Craven  had  already 
joined  the  Methodist  Church,  and  at  the  age  of  seventeen  he 
was  licensed  to  preach.  He  spent  two  years  at  New  Garden, 
leaving  at  the  age  of  nineteen  when,  it  is  said,  that  Dr.  Mend- 
enhall  had  no  further  instruction  to  give  him.  While  at  New 
Garden  he  wrote  complete  translations  of  nearly  all  the  class- 
ics, Greek  and  Latin,  that  he  studied,  prepared  a  chronological 
history  of  Italy,  memorized  the  whole  of  Abercrombie's  "In- 
tellectual Philosophy,"  and  made  such  a  collection  of  problems 
in  algebra,  geometry,  and  surveying  that  he  had  a  fairly  com- 
plete text  in  higher  mathematics.  Young  Craven  was  now  a 
local  celebrity  because  he  could  read  easily  the  classics,  was 
the  best  mathematician  in  the  county,  knew  something  of  the 
physician's  art,  and  was  a  preacher  of  recognized  power.  It 
was  in  the  summer  of  1840  that  he  left  New  Garden  School. 
In  February  of  the  next  year  he  was  elected  assistant  principal 
of  Union  Institute,  Randolph  county,  and  his  long  career  as 
a  teacher  was  fairly  begun. 

The  decade  from  1830  to  1840  is,  perhaps,  the  most  im- 
portant period  in  the  educational  history  of  North  Carolina. 
For  in  that  period  the  Baptists  and  the  Presbyterians  establish- 
ed their  higher  institutions  of  learning,  Wake  Forest  College 
and  Davidson  College,  and  the  Methodists  of  Virginia  and 
North  Carolina  founded  Randolph-Macon  College  and  lo- 
cated it  in  Virginia  near  the  boundary  line  of  the  two  states. 
In  that  decade  the  common  school  system  of  North  Carolina 
was  born,  and  the  funds  were  provided  with  which  to  inaugu- 
rate the  system;  and  in  that  decade  the  academy  arose  to 
prominence  and  became  the  leading  educational  institution  of 
the  state.  In  1838  an  institution  was  established  in  Randolph 
county  and  called  later  "Union  Institute  Academy"  in  com- 
memoration of  the  union  of  two  denominations  in  the  neigh- 
borhood, the  Quakers  and  the  Methodists.  The  trustees  em- 
ployed Rev.  Brantley  York  as  principal  of  the  academy  to 
"teach  school  one  year  for  $200,  the  employers  to  find  a  house 
for  him  to  live  in,  fire  wood  for  him  to  burn,  and  an  assistant." 


Braxton  Craven  and  the;  Normal  School  7 

In  1841  the  institution  was  incorporated  in  accordance  with  the 
usual  custom  of  those  times,  and  in  that  year  Braxton  Craven, 
the  promising  young  student  just  out  of  New  Garden  School, 
became  assistant  to  Principal  York.  After  two  years  Dr. 
York  retired,  and  Braxton  Craven  succeeded  him  as  principal. 
"The  salary  for  the  first  year  was  $200  guaranteed  and  as 
much  more  as  the  school  might  earn."  His  income  for  the  first 
year  was  something  less  than  $300.  Two  years  later,  however, 
September  26,  1844,  he  was  married  to  Miss  Irene  Leach,  and 
a  few  weeks  later  the  young  couple  began  house-keeping  in  a 
two  room  log  cabin,"  his  first  real  home. 

Braxton  Craven  was  a  born  teacher,  and  soon  the  fame 
of  Union  Institute  was  known  wherever  its  students  went,  and 
his  patronage  was  drawn  from  every  section  of  North  Caro- 
lina and  from  Virginia  and  South  Carolina.  In  1847  the 
enrollment  reached  184,  with  an  average  attendance  of  105. 
It  was  at  that  time,  although  he  was  only  twenty-five  years  of 
age,  that  he  began  speaking  and  writing  in  the  interest  of  the 
common  school  system ;  and  until  the  Civil  War  broke  out  his 
was  perhaps  the  strongest  voice  in  behalf  of  teacher  training 
that  was  heard  in  the  state,  if  not  in  the  entire  South,  and  the 
story  of  his  life  from  1847  until  his  death  in  1882  is  a  part  of 
the  educational  and  religious  history  of  that  period. 

craven's  interest  in  the  state's  common  schools 
The  first  system  of  common  schools  in  North  Carolina  was 
inaugurated  in  1840,  and  it  had  been  in  operation  two  years 
when  Braxton  Craven  became  principal  of  Union  Institute. 
One  of  his  first  acts  after  becoming  principal  was  to  open  a 
night  school  free  to  the  boys  of  the  neighborhood.  Among 
the  number  that  received  the  rudiments  of  an  education  in  that 
night  school  was  Professor  Johnson,  who  served  such  a  long 
and  useful  career  as  a  teacher  in  Trinity  College.  Braxton  Cra- 
ven spent  the  first  six  years  as  head  of  Union  Institute  in  broad- 
ening his  own  education,  in  building  a  strong  academy,  in 
studying  the  principles  of  public  education,  and  in  investigating 
the  needs  in  North  Carolina.    In  1850,  permitted  to  stand  the 


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examinations  at  Randolph-Macon  College,  he  passed  off  the 
whole  four  years'  course  and  was  granted  the  degree  of  bach- 
elor of  arts;  and  in  the  following  year  the  University  of  North 
Carolina  conferred  upon  him  the  degree  of  master  of  arts. 

It  is  quite  probable  that  no  man  of  his  generation  was  a 
more  thorough  student  of  educational  problems  and  had  a 
keener  insight  into  the  needs  of  the  common  schools  than  had 
Braxton  Craven.  The  greatest  essential  need  in  America  in 
the  forties  was  for  teachers  who  knew  how  to  organize  a 
school,  classify  pupils,  and  instruct  them  in  the  elementary 
branches.  Craven  was  a  tireless  worker,  omnivorous  reader, 
and  a  careful  student.  He  collected  all  the  information 
on  those  subjects  to  be  found  in  Europe  and  the  United 
States,  and  in  1848  he  was  ready  to  begin  a  plan  of 
teacher  training  at  Union  Institute  that,  within  a  few  years,  at- 
tracted the  attention  of  the  entire  state.  In  introducing  the 
normal  feature  into  his  institution  he  was  following  the  practice 
in  New  York  and  other  states,  where  teacher  training  classes 
were  organized  in  connection  with  academies  and  supported  in 
part  by  state  appropriations.  That  feature  was  popular  at 
Union  Institute,  for  in  1850  he  wrote  that  the  normal  class 
that  had  been  in  training  the  previous  year  was  very  large. 

It  should  be  remembered  that  the  state  had  not  yet  created 
the  office  of  Superintendent  of  Common  Schools.  Therefore, 
there  was  no  head  to  the  system.  No  teachers  were  being 
trained.  There  was  no  one  to  give  direction  as  to  building 
school  houses,  selecting  text  books,  and  organizing  courses,  and 
there  was  nowhere  in  America  a  graded  school  thoroughly 
worked  out.  Horace  Mann  was  at  this  time  closing  his  career 
in  Massachusetts ;  Superintendent  N.  Bishop,  of  Providence, 
R.  I.,  was  working  out  the  first  graded  school ;  Henry  Barn- 
ard, of  Connecticut,  was  making  teachers'  institutes  a  force  in 
teacher  training.  In  1849  Braxton  Craven  outlined  the  first 
comprehensive  plan  for  training  of  teachers  in  North  Carolina, 
and  a  year  later  published  the  plan  under  the  title  "Theory  of 
Common  Schools,"  which  he  distributed  throughout  the  state. 


Braxton  Craven  and  the  Normal  School  9 

I  am  publishing  it  in  full,  because  it  is  an  important  historic 
document. 

THEORY  OF  COMMON   SCHOOLS 

While  it  is  the  duty  of  all  men  in  every  station  of  life  to  pay 
proper  respect  to  the  maxims  and  practices  of  the  past,  it  is  equally 
important  that  they  should  investigate  and  think  for  themselves. 
School  teaching  has  hitherto  received  but  little  attention— as  a  science 
it  has  scarcely  been  studied  at  all — it  is  consequently  encumbered  with 
the  crude  notions  of  an  infant  people,  who  know  more  of  anything 
else  than  mental  culitvation.  A  proper  view  of  general  principles  is 
thought  to  be  conveyed  in  the  following  articles : 

I.      ARRANGEMENTS 

1.  School  houses  should  be  spacious,  well  finished,  capable  of  being 
warm  in  winter  and  cool  in  summer ;  the  windows  should  be  large 
with  glass  and  shutters,  the  sills  not  being  more  than  two  feet  from 
the  floor;  the  seats  should  all  have  backs  and  fronts,  and  be  made  of 
different  heights  to  suit  different  sizes ;  each  seat  should  accomodate 
two  and  only  two  scholars.  Children  should  not  be  compelled  to  sit 
around  the  fire  in  order  to  be  comfortable,  but  the  whole  room  should 
be  kept  sufficiently  warm.  Some  place  should  be  prepared  for  hats, 
baskets,  umbrellas,  etc.,  that  everything  may  be  in  order.  Finally  the 
school  house  should  be  enclosed. 

2.  Every  school  should  be  furnished  with  axes,  water-buckets, 
fire  shovel,  black-board,  map  of  the  United  States,  Holbrook's  appara- 
tus, and  English  Dictionary,  and  a  hand  bell;  all  of  which  would  cost 
about  $20. 

3.  Schools  should  open  at  8  o'clock  in  the  morning,  have  a  recess 
of  15  minutes  at  10,  stop  for  dinner  at  1VA,  resume  at  1,  have  recess 
at  2^2,  and  close  at  4.  This  arrangement  will  allow  six  hours  for 
study,  which  is  amply  sufficient  for  children,  three  for  amusement  and 
three  for  labor — averaging  the  year.  Such  a  course  would  be  favor- 
able for  both  mind  and  body. 

4.  Some  time  before  and  after  school  and  perhaps  a  portion  of 
the  noon  time  should  be  devoted  to  drilling  exercises,  such  as  sounds 
of  letters,  laws  of  orthoepy,  etc.,  etc. 

5.  Commencement,  recess,  close,  and  recitation  should  always  be 
at  a  specified  time,  and  at  a  signal  given  by  the  hand  bell  or  something 
equally  appropriate. 

6.  Not  more  than  one  scholar  should  leave  the  house  at  the  same 
time,  some  mark  of  absence  should  then  be  left  and  a  speedy  return 
required. 

7.  No  scholar  should  be  permitted  to  study  out  of  the  house  in 
school  time.  Each  scholar,  large  or  small,  should  have  a  seat  and  be 
required  to  stay  at  it  in  time  of  school. 


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8.  Teachers  should  not  indulge  in  the  plays  and  sports  of  the 
scholars,  for  by  such  course  moral  influence  is  greatly  weakened  if 
not  lost. 

9.  The  practice  of  "turning  out  teachers"  is  full  of  mischief,  and 
should  be  "hooted"  from  civilized  society. 

II.       MANNER    OP    TEACHING 

1.  Schools  should  be  strictly  silent;  none  being  allowed  to  speak 
aloud  but  the  teacher  and  those  who  are  speaking  or  reciting  to  him. 

2.  Books  should  be  uniform,  and  scholars  should  be  regularly  and 
thoroughly  classed. 

3.  Specified  lessons  should  be  given  on  all  subjects  and  recitations 
exacted.  Allowing  scholars  their  own  time  to  learn  lessons  as  well  as 
permitting  them  to  pursue  studies  upon  which  they  do  not  recite  are 
pernicious  practices. 

4.  As  soon  as  children  have  learned  the  letters  of  the  alphabet  or 
while  learning  them,  they  should  be  taught  the  sounds  which  these 
represent.  This  will  best  be  done  by  writing  the  letters  on  the  black- 
board and   practicing  the  learners    separately  and   in   concert. 

5.  Pronunciation  should  be  learned  by  rule,  because  it  would  be 
more  accurate  and  of  easier  acquisition ;  the  present  mode  being  un- 
certain, interminable,  and  without  system. 

6.  In  spelling  polysyllables  the  learner  should  pronounce  from  the 
first  upon  each  syllable. 

7.  Orthoepy  and  orthography  (i.  e.,  pronouncing  and  spelling),  with 
and  without  the  book,  should  be  learned  in  connection  and  as  nearly 
as  possible  at  the  same  time. 

8.  In  connection  with  spelling,  the  meaning  and  use  of  words 
should  also  be  learned. 

9.  As  soon  as  children  can  pronounce  monosyllables,  they  should 
be  taught  to  read  them  in  easy  sentences,  proceeding  in  the  same  man- 
ner with  two  syllables,  three,  etc.  In  Webster's  speller  everything 
should  be  learned  as  the  child  advances. 

10.  Spelling  should  never  be  discontinued  in  common  schools,  but 
the  spelling  book  should  be  used  only  by  those  who  study  it;  whatever 
book  the  learner  is  using  will  always  afford  proper  spelling  and  defin- 
ing exercises. 

11.  Great  care  should  be  taken  that  children  learn  to  read  correct- 
ly; if  they  were  correctly  taught  in  regard  to  stops,  tones,  etc.,  from  the 
first,  wrong  habits  would  be  avoided  and  proper  ones  easily  formed. 

12.  Writing  should  be  commenced  at  an  early  period  and  assiduous- 
ly practiced  until  a  neat  and  accurate  penmanship  is  acquired. 

III.      COURSE  OF   INSTRUCTION 

A  regular  system  is  of  the  utmost  consequence  both  to  accuracy 
and  success ;  and  no  small  amount  of  time  is  now  lost  in  our  common 


Braxton  Craven  and  the  Normal  School  11 

schools  for  want  of  a  regular  course.  We  believe  the  following  sub- 
jects and  classification  adapted  to  the  cultivation  of  the  mind  and  the 
wants  of  the  people. 

1.  Spelling  and  reading.  While  the  child  is  learning  these,  it  may 
be  allowed  to  write  on  the  slate  during  a  small  portion  of  each  day; 
it  will  also  be  profited  by  studying  Holbrook's  apparatus  of  solids, 
figures,  minerals,  maps,  etc.  The  spelling  book  should  not  be  relin- 
quished until  any  combination  of  letters  can  be  pronounced,  and  all 
the  rules  of  orthoepy  can  be  accurately  given. 

2.  Reading,  writing  on  paper,  the  first  principles  of  oral  arithmetic, 
primary  lessons  in  geography,  exercises  on  the  rules  of  orthography. 

3.  Reading,  writing  short  sentences,  oral  and  written  arithmetic, 
and  primary  geography, — scholars  should  write  after  a  copy  until  they 
learn  to  shape  their  letters  correctly. 

4.  Reading,  writing,  composition,   arithmetic,   and  geography. 

5.  Composition,   arithmetic,   geography,   and   English   grammar. 

6.  Arithmetic,  English  grammar,  United  States  history,  and  astro- 
nomy. 

7.  English  grammar,  book  keeping,  and  mensuration. 

8.  Algebra,  natural  philosophy,  and  English  poetry. 

9.  Geometry,  chemistry,  and  physiology. 

The  old  books  may  be  retained  where  it  is  not  practicable  to  buy 
new  ones,  but  uniformity  should  at  once  be  secured  if  possible. 

IV.      PUNISHMENT 

1.  All  punishments  that  mortify,  that  is,  such  expedients  as 
punish  by  the  mortification  they  inflict,  should  be  totally  abandoned; 
this  will  exclude  dunce-blocks,  leather  spectacles,  carrying  rules,  stand- 
ing up  to  be  pointed  at,  and  all  such  practices. 

2.  Privations,  such  as  keeping  the  offender  from  play  at  recess, 
noon,  etc.,  may  be  used  advantageously;  but  the  great  instrument 
of  school  order  and  obedience  is  moral  influence,  and  where  this, 
properly  used,  fails  to  maintain  the  teacher's  authority,  nothing  but 
the  "rod"  is  sufficient.  We  believe  the  rod  is,  at  present,  used  with 
but  little  discretion  and  by  far  too  often. 

3.  Teachers  might  avoid  the  necessity  of  severe  punishment,  ex- 
cept in  rare  cases,  by  carefully  cultivating  the  nobler  principles  of  the 
heart,  and  by  avoiding  occasions  of  offence. 

V.     QUALIFICATIONS  OP  TEACHERS 

1.  None  who  indulge  in  any  of  the  grosser  vices  should  by  any 
means  be  allowed  to  teach :  such  as  swearers,  drunkards,  gamblers, 
etc.  The  present  pretence  of  requiring  a  "good  moral  character"  is 
a  mere  form. 

2.  Certificates  should  be  called  in  as  often  as  once  in  two  years, 


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in   order  to  guard  against  bad  character,  and  raise  the   standard  of 
scholarship. 

3.  Candidates  after  October  1st,  1850,  should  pass  an  approved 
examination  on  orthoepy,  orthography,  reading,  writing,  arithmetic, 
geography,  and  English  grammar,  and  all  certificates  given  out  prior 
to  that  time  should  expire  January  1st,  1851 ;  thence  onward  the  re- 
quirements should  gradually  increase. 

4.  Written  questions  should  be  given  to  candidates  and  written 
answers  required,  which  questions  and  answers  should  be  preserved. 

5.  Female  teachers  should  be  encouraged :  their  services  are  much 
needed. 

VI.       MISCELLANEOUS 

1.  It  is  right  and  very  appropriate  that  the  teacher  should  read 
a  portion  of  the  Bible  to  the  scholars  each  morning  at  the  commence- 
ment of  school. 

2.  Chanting  geography  is  an  exercise  conducive  to  health,  and  in 
connection  with  the  ordinary  mode  of  studying  is  perhaps  beneficial. 

3.  Public  examinations,  when  thorough  and  well  conducted,  are 
useful  and  should  be  practiced. 

A  teachers'  JOURNAL 

In  his  efforts  to  promote  public  education,  and  improve  the 
teachers  of  the  common  schools  he  began  publishing  in  1850  a 
bi-monthly  sixteen-page  teachers'  magazine,  The  Southern  In- 
dex. The  great  amount  of  space  in  the  third  number,  which 
appeared  in  July  and  is  the  only  copy  in  existence  so  far  as  I 
have  been  able  to  find,  is  devoted  to  "Common  Schools."  He 
apologizes  in  this  number  for  the  lack  of  variety  of  material 
saying,  "The  Index  is  just  recovering  from  a  severe  visitation 
of  the  mumps,  and,  therefore,  begs  to  be  excused  for  any 
ill-digested  articles,  as  the  chewing  apparatus  has  been  de- 
ranged, and  also  for  one-sidedness  that  may  appear."  The 
contents  of  this  number  are  interesting.  The  following  sub- 
jects are  treated:  "Greensboro  Female  College:  The  Object 
of  a  Female  College,"  "Chapel  Hill,"  a  criticism  of  the  methods 
of  teaching  grammar  and  mathematics,  "A  Stroll,"  "Common 
Schools,"  "Pope  Pius,"  and  "Examination  at  the  Skygusty 
Academy,"  a  satire  on  the  methods  of  school  advertising.  All 
of  these  appear  to  have  been  written  by  the  editor  except  the 
last  two. 


Braxton  Craven  and  the  Normal  School  13 

In  discussing  public  education  he  says,  "We  have  collected 
everything  we  can  find  in  Europe  and  the  United  States  on 
common  schools,  and  after  long  study  and  several  years  ex- 
perience, we  have  formed  this  outline  of  mode,  and  we  think 
if  our  leading  men  could  see  its  details,  they  would  give  it 
hearty  support."  This  report  appears  above  under  the  plan 
for  normal  training  that  he  had  installed  in  Union  Institute  in 
1849  or  earlier.  It  was  his  purpose  in  publishing  this  journal 
to  give  the  friends  of  education  an  opportunity  to  "express 
their  opinions  freely."  Continuing  he  says,  "We  shall  shortly 
publish  what  we  (and  many  others  whom  we  have  consulted) 
think  to  be  a  complete  organization  for  common  schools,  with 
all  its  modes,  laws,  etc.,  and  we  hope  that  those  who  may  be 
selected  to  the  next  legislature  will  at  least  give  it  an  examina- 
tion. Candidates  and  aspirants  of  every  grade  play  the  tune 
of  school  reform  to  the  popular  ear,  but  they  never  once  hint  at 
the  remedy.  We  have  no  such  false  modesty,  but  speak  our 
opinion  freely." 

In  discussing  the  lines  along  which  the  schools  were  to  be 
reformed,  he  said, 

"Experience,  logic,  and  common  sense  point  out  the  following 
changes : 

"1.  The  funds  must  be  increased;  the  state  pays  little  enough  and 
the  counties  pay  the  merest  fraction  imaginable.  Every  remedy  will 
be  ineffectual  until  the  districts  are  allowed  by  law  to  impose  whatever 
tax  they  choose.  Massachusetts  has  had  common  schools  constantly 
since  1647,  and  no  other  means  was  ever  found  sufficient. 

"2.  There  must  be  system.  We  have  at  present  no  system  of  mode 
or  books.  One  teacher  undoes  what  another  does,  every  one  works  at 
random.  We  have  no  books  because  there  is  no  regularity  in  the 
demand.    We  must  have  a  uniform  mode  and  uniformity  of  books. 

"3.  We  must  have  normal  schools.  We  can  never  reach  any  emi- 
nence without  them.  All  endowments  and  enactments  will  be  vain 
without  skillful  workmen  to  put  them  into  operation.  Our  next  num- 
ber will  contain  an  able  article  in  support  of  those  propositions,  and  a 
bill  embodying  these  views  will  be  strongly  urged  upon  the  next  legis- 
lature." 

He   closes    this    discussion   by   quoting   his    "Theory   and 


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Course  of  Instruction"  that  was  already  adopted  for  the  norm- 
al department  of  the  Union  Institute. 

A  very  interesting  article  in  the  journal  is  "The  Stroll," 
which  is  an  account  of  a  young  woman  giving  the  school  chil- 
dren a  lesson  in  nature  study.  They  were  studying  the  com- 
mon flowers  of  the  neighborhood,  and  the  method  used  in  this, 
perhaps,  imaginary  school  was  as  modern  as  anything  we 
have  today.  He  closed  the  article  with  an  appeal  for  more 
women  to  enter  the  teaching  profession.  It  is  significant  that 
as  late  as  1860  out  of  about  1900  teachers  in  the  common 
schools  only  154  were  women. 

The  Southern  Index,  however,  had  only  a  short  career.  In 
December  of  that  year  he  had  changed  it  to  The  Evergreen,  a 
literary  magaine  in  which  he  began  publishing  his  "Naomi 
Wise,"  and  other  short  stories.  He  wrote  to  Calvin  H.  Wiley 
urging  him  to  assist  in  making  it  a  success.  "Our  intention 
is,"  he  said,"  "to  call  out  the  talent  of  the  state."  But  it  like- 
wise had  a  short  existence. 

THE  FIRST  STATE  NORMAL  COLLEGE 

The  members  of  the  General  Assembly  that  convened  in 
1850  had  been  notified  through  the  columns  of  The  Southern 
Index  that  a  plan  for  a  state  normal  school  would  be  presented. 
Craven  had  been  shaping  Union  Institute  into  such  an  institu- 
tion, and  it  was  already  prospering.  The  bill  that  Craven  pre- 
pared changed  the  name  of  the  Institute  to  "Normal  College," 
provided  an  appropriation  from  the  common  school  fund,  gave 
the  institute  power  to  issue  certificates,  and  provided  that  all 
pupils  entering  the  institution  should  sign  a  pledge  to  teach  in 
the  common  schools.  Having  placed  the  bill  in  the  hands  of 
Senator  Lane,  of  Randolph,  he  wrote,  December  24,  1850,  to 
Calvin  H.  Wiley,  Senator  from  Guilford,  as  follows : 

"As  to  our  Normal  College,  I  am  persuaded  you  will  sus- 
tain it.  I  hope  you  will  move  it  forward  as  fast  as  possible.  I 
think  the  Legislature  ought  to  make  us  an  appropriation  of 
$1000  .  .  .  If  we  obtain  the  charter,  I  want  our  friends 
to  introduce  a  bill  to  give  $1000  from  the  Literary  Fund,  and 


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I  think  with  proper  care  the  matter  might  be  carried.  .  .  . 
To  the  mere  politician,  those  considerations  are  without  weight, 
but  to  you  who  have  a  desire  for  the  mental  and  moral  im- 
provement of  the  people,  they  will  perhaps  appear  in  a  different 
light." 

There  seems  to  have  been  no  objection  to  his  plan  to  estab- 
lish a  Normal  College,  but  there  were  decided  objections  to 
giving  it  financial  aid.  Senator  Wiley  of  Guilford  fought  that 
feature  of  the  bill.  However,  it  passed  the  senate,  but  the 
house  cut  out  the  appropriations  and  so  the  bill  passed.  The 
important  features  of  the  law  are  embodied  in  sections  5,  6 
and  7. 

"Sec.  5. — Be;  It  Enacted,  That  when  any  pupil  shall  have  sustained 
a  satisfactory  examination  on  the  studies,  or  course  of  studies,  pre- 
scribed by  the  faculty  and  trustees  of  said  college,  such  persons  shall 
be  deemed  qualified  to  teach  common  schools  and  may  receive  a  certi- 
ficate signed  by  the  president  and  at  least  seven  trustees,  which  certi- 
ficate shall  be  sufficient  evidence  of  ability  to  teach  in  any  of  the 
common  schools  in  this  state,  without  any  re-examination  of  the 
county  committees,  and  where  county  certificates  are  required  before 
paying  out  the  public  funds,  the  certificate  of  the  Normal  College  shall 
answer  in  lieu  thereof. 

"Sec.  6. — Be  It  Further  Enacted,  That  the  whole  college  course 
shall  be  divided  into  four  classes  or  degrees,  styled  first,  second,  third, 
and  fourth,  and  students  shall  be  ranked  accordingly. 

"Sec  7. — Be  It  Further  Enacted,  That  all  the  pupils  entering  said 
college  shall  first  sign  a  declaration,  in  a  book  to  be  kept  by  the  presi- 
dent for  that  purpose,  as  follows :  'We  the  subscribers  hereby  declare 
that  it  is  our  intention  to  devote  ourselves  to  the  business  of  teaching 
common  schools  in  the  State  of  North  Carolina,  and  that  our  sole 
object  in  resorting  to  this  Normal  College  is  the  better  to  prepare 
ourselves  for  that  important  duty.'  Which  declaration  it  shall  be  the 
duty  of  the  president  to  explain  to  the  pupils  before  they  sign  the 
same." 

It  is  easy  to  see,  however,  that  section  7  of  the  law  was 
liable  to  hurt  rather  than  help  Normal  College,  since  every  stu- 
dent that  entered  was  required  to  sign  a  declaration  that  he 
would  teach  in  the  common  schools  of  the  state.  But  the  state 
made  no  appropriation  to  encourage  students  to  take  normal 
courses.     However,  the  law  contained  one  feature  that  was 


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unique  in  North  Carolina,  and  that  was  section  5,  giving 
Normal  College  the  power  to  license  teachers. 

Dr.  Craven  says  in  1854  of  the  organization  of  the  institu- 
tion :  "Our  course  of  instruction  has  been  formed  after  ma- 
ture deliberation.  .  .  .  The  course  is  divided  into  classical 
and  English;  the  former,  similar  to  college  courses  generally, 
requires  four  years ;  the  latter,  embracing  all  that  is  necessary 
to  make  an  accomplished  scholar,  requires  ordinarily  three 
years.  .  .  We  desire  to  remove  from  our  countrymen  the 
delusion  which  teaches  that  a  finished  education  is  necessary 
for  none  but  professional  men ;  that  the  merchant,  the  me- 
chanic, and  the  farmer  would  in  no  way  be  benefited  by  the 
treasures  of  science." 

Concerning  the  normal  department  he  says,  "This  institu- 
tion is  styled  'Normal  College'  because  it  has  a  special  organia- 
tion  for  the  instruction  of  teachers ;  and  is  endowed  with  the 
privilege  by  the  Legislature  of  giving  certificates  that  are  valid 
in  any  part  of  North  Carolina.  .  .  Those  who  enter  the  de- 
partment, may  belong  to  either  the  classical  or  English  course ; 
such  as  have  completed  the  studies  of  the  freshman  class  in 
either  course,  and  are  deemed  suitable  for  teachers,  may  re- 
ceive a  certificate  to  last  one  year;  completing  the  studies  of 
the  next  class  will  entitle  them  to  a  certificate  to  last  two  years ; 
and  an  English  senior  or  a  classical  junior  will  receive  a  cer- 
tificate without  limitation.  The  members  of  this  class  are  not 
only  taught  what  but  how  to  teach :  they  are  instructed  in  the 
proper  method  of  teaching  the  different  branches,  the  manner 
of  conducting  a  school,  the  proper  principles  of  school  manage- 
ment, and  everything  that  tends  to  make  them  efficient  and 
useful  teachers.  Attached  to  the  College  is  a  model  school  for 
small  children ;  in  this  school  the  normal  candidates  practice ; 
here  under  the  inspection  of  the  president,  they  are  drilled  in 
all  the  minutiae  of  governing  and  teaching;  here,  also,  talent 
for  teaching  is  exemplified,  and  those  who  are  found  unsuitable 
for  that  profession,  are  not  passed,  and  are  persuaded  to  en- 
gage in  some  other  pursuit." 

It  was  circulated  abroad  that  all  who  "enter  this  college, 


Braxton  Craven  and  the:  Normai,  School  17 

are  to  be  school  teachers,  and  take  a  pledge  to  that  effect." 
This  was  the  result  of  the  mutilated  bill  that  finally  became  a 
law.  Dr.  Craven's  reply  to  this  false  charge  was  vigorous : 
"The  report  is  wholly  untrue."  Later  he  wrote,  "The  ex- 
clusive normal  feature  was  unfortunate,  and  it  required  years 
of  toil  and  patience  to  overcome  the  evil."  Moreover,  in  order 
to  correct  the  many  erroneous  reports  he  wrote  in  1851,  "All 
who  enter  this  institution  are  not  preparing  to  be  teachers ;  it  is 
entirely  optional  with  the  student  and  his  friends  what  course 
is  selected.  Without  paying  any  attention  to  the  normal  in- 
struction, one  may  enter  as  an  irregular.  .  .  We  should  be 
glad,  however,  that  a  large  number  would  enter  the  normal  de- 
partment." In  his  report  of  1851-52  he  says,  "No  one  will  re- 
ceive a  normal  certificate,  or  diploma,  who  has  not  been  regu- 
larly trained  in  our  course  of  lectures,  or  by  some  other  means 
learned  the  theory  and  art  of  teaching,  and  all  who  are  pre- 
pared and  wish  it,  will  receive  certificates  for  one  or  two  years, 
or  be  graduated  according  to  their  advancement." 

Braxton  Craven  was  only  twenty-eight  years  old  when  he 
began  his  agitation  for  teacher  training,  and  his  was  the  only 
strong  voice  in  the  state  that  was  heard  in  that  era  when  public 
education  was  having  its  first  trial  in  the  South.  He  compared 
"instructing  and  training  the  immortal  mind"  with  practicing 
law,  medicine,  and  preaching  the  gospel ;  "and  shall  the  im- 
mortal part  be  given  up  to  unlearned  and  unskilful  instruc- 
tion?" Then  speaking  of  the  common  schools  where  the  great 
mass  of  people  must  be  educated  he  said,  "if  those  schools  be 
taught  by  well  informed  and  skilful  instruction,  our  people 
will  be  profited;  otherwise,  they  must  certainly  be  injured." 
In  regard  to  work  done  in  Normal  College,  he  said,  "This  is 
the  first  institution  of  the  kind  ever  established  in  the  South ; 
its  brilliant  career  thus  far  shows  the  favor  in  which  it  is  held 
by  the  people,  and  when  the  young  men  we  are  now  preparing 
shall  have  gone  forth  and  tested  our  principles  of  practical  ap- 
plication, we  ask  no  other  eulogium." 

Much  of  his  argument  is  trite  and  commonplace  today, 
because  it  has  been  repeated  so  many  times  within  the  last 

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three  decades,  but  in  the  fifties  it  was  a  new  language  he  was 
speaking  in  North  Carolina,  and  the  people  were  listening  to 
strange  ideas. 

(The  remainder  of  this  article,  telling  how  Normal  became 
Trinity  College  and  discussing  also  Dr.  Craven's  large  work 
for  general  education  in  North  Carolina  before  the  Civil  War, 
will  appear  in  the  July  number  of  the  Register.) 


COL.  JAMES  REID  COLE.    61.  DALLAS.  TEXAS 


TRINITY  COLLEGE  ANTE  BELLUM 

JAMES  REID  COLE,  '61,  Dallas,  Texas 

Trinity — old  Trinity  in  Randolph  county!  The  name 
brings  before  my  mind  and  heart  and  memory  a  beautiful 
moving  picture  that  passed  out  of  sight  more  than  half  a 
century  ago.  Through  the  years  and  tears  and  memory  I 
turn  back  and  gaze  once  more  on  that  picture  of  1857  to  1861. 
Again  I  see  the  quiet  village,  the  parallelogram  campus,  the 
beautiful  grove,  the  giant  oaks,  the  play  grounds,  the  flower- 
beds in  the  campus,  the  college  buildings,  the  little  post  office 
where  we  received  the  sweet  perfumed  messages  from  the  love- 
ly girls  far  away,  the  boys — the  happy  boys,  and  the  noble 
faculty. 

Yes,  I  see,  I  see. 

There  comes  Dr.  Craven,  the  great  scholar,  the  great  man, 
the  great  president,  walking  with  quick  step  and  dressed  in 
broadcloth  and  a  high  silk  hat.  There  is  Professor  Wright, 
tall  and  dignified  and  slow,  prepared  to  meet  his  classes  in 
Latin.  Away  through  the  campus  comes  Professor  Ganna- 
way,  pleasant  and  polite,  to  instruct  his  classes  in  Greek  and 
history.  From  across  the  hollow,  climbing  the  hill  with  long 
steps  and  swinging  gait,  Professor  Johnson,  the  mathematician 
of  the  College  comes  into  view :  I  seem  to  see  his  black  straight 
hair  and  to  hear  him  say,  as  he  demonstrates  a  problem  in 
calculus  or  mathematical  astronomy  on  the  black-board,  "Look- 
ing at  it  thus,  we  will  easily  understand  it," — which  was  not 
always  the  case.  There,  too,  is  Professor  Carr,  the  genial 
Christian  gentleman,  with  his  eyes  on  a  beautiful  young  wo- 
man just  over  the  hills;  and  there  is  Lewis  Andrews,  of  Geor- 
gia, the  jovial,  musical  lover  of  the  Greek.  There  were  other 
instructors  coming  and  going  with  the  years. 

As  I  walk  among  the  great  oaks  on  the  north  side  of  the 
College  I  look  up  to  the  third  story  of  the  main  college  build- 
ing and  see  the  Columbian  Literary  Society  hall  where  about 
one  hundred  fine  boys  from  fifteen  to  thirty  years   of  age 


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studied  oratory  and  senatorial  dignity  every  Friday  night ;  and 
at  the  other  end  of  the  College  the  Hesperian  Literary  Society 
told  a  hundred  boys  that  they  must  follow  in  the  footsteps  of 
Demosthenes  and  Cicero  and  Webster.  I  shut  my  eyes  and 
seem  to  hear  the  exultant  voices  of  Royle  of  Guilford,  of  An- 
drews of  Georgia,  of  Winston  of  Rockingham,  of  Weston  of 
Hyde,  of  Debnam  of  Wake,  of  Granger  of  Goldsboro,  of 
Watson  of  Virginia,  and  Hines  of  Georgia. 

When  the  great  bell  in  the  campus  rang  out  its  loud  sweet 
notes,  propelled  by  the  strong  arms  of  the  lame  Hercules, 
Smith  Leach,  calling  the  two  hundred  and  forty  boys  to  the 
chapel  in  the  early  morning,  the  voice  of  the  president  reading 
the  scriptures  and  the  songs  of  the  multitude  of  students 
filled  the  building  and  opened  the  days  work  with  tender  solemn 
devotion. 

After  the  day's  work  was  done,  the  boys  went  to  their 
rooms  and  many  of  them  assembled  on  the  campus  grounds  to 
engage  in  the  strenuous  games  of  football,  or  bandy,  or  town 
ball,  and  many  of  the  hours  of  Saturday  were  devoted  to  these 
fine,  healthy  games. 

In  1853  two  brothers,  Professor  Lemuel  Johnson,  and  Rev. 
D.  C.  Johnson,  graduated  and  were  the  first  graduates  of  the 
College.  In  1854  my  brother  C.  C.  Cole  and  Professor  I.  L. 
Wright,  of  South  Carolina,  graduated  with  several  others.  I 
attended  the  commencement  at  this  time,  and  the  only  college 
building  was  a  two  story  frame  structure.  Three  years  after 
this  I  entered  the  freshman  class  and  roomed  in  the  third  story 
of  the  new  brick  college  building.  For  four  years  I  boarded 
with  the  family  of  the  president.  My  room  mates  were  Mack 
Jones  of  Person  county  and  Wilbur  Watson  and  John  Choice 
of  Virginia.  These  were  fine,  manly,  studious,  moral  young 
men.  As  one  by  one  they  graduated,  others  took  their  places : 
Charlie  Ogburn  of  Greensboro,  and  Fletcher  Watson  and 
Bob  Walters  of  Virginia.  As  this  was  fifty-eight  years  ago, 
and  a  great  desolating  war  had  followed  our  leaving  college, 
Professor  Flowers  supposed  they  were  all  dead  ere  now.  It 
was  natural,  yet  how  wonderful  is  the  truth !  Of  the  seven  boys 


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of  1857,  six  of  them  are  living,  and  the  youngest  one  is  seventy- 
three  years  old. 

About  this  time,  1857,  the  little  school, — first  taught  in  the 
woods  by  the  twenty-year-old  boy,  Braxton  Craven,  the  future 
great  president,  taught  in  1840  in  the  little  log  cabin  after 
the  style  of  "Tippecanoe  and  Tyler  too,"  then  the  popular  poli- 
tical cry, — began  to  put  on  airs  and  dignity,  and  became  Union 
Institute.  It  continued  to  grow  and  prosper  through  the  wis- 
dom and  indomitable  energy  of  the  young  president,  and  be- 
came Normal  College.  The  village  grew,  streets  were  laid 
out,  new  families  moved  in  to  educate  their  sons  and  to  board 
the  students,  pleasant  homes  were  located,  and  on  the  hills 
and  streets  and  shady  groves  a  fine  community  of  good  fami- 
lies gradually  settled.  Besides  the  faculty  there  were  the 
Leaches,  the  Robinses,  the  Andrewses,  the  Welborns,  the  Al- 
fords,  the  McNabs,  the  Browns,  the  Smalls,  the  Winslows,  the 
Skeens,  the  Englishes,  and  many  others  whose  names  have 
passed  from  my  memory. 

No  people  or  houses  of  doubtful  reputation  were  allowed 
within  miles  of  the  College.  And  still  the  great  brains  and  will 
of  the  young  president — without  money,  without  a  college  edu- 
cation except  that  received  by  attendance  two  years  at  the 
"Quaker  College"  in  Guilford — carried  forward  the  embryo 
great  college,  until  he  turned  it  over  as  a  present,  to  the  North 
Carolina  Conference  about  1858,  and  henceforth  it  became 
Trinity  College. 

In  1856,  at  the  commencement,  William  Gilmore  Simms,  of 
South  Carolina,  the  great  novelist  and  historian  and  poet,  de- 
livered an  address ;  and  as  he  stepped  upon  the  stage,  he 
threw  up  his  hands  and  cried  out,  "Good  Heavens,  young  gen- 
tlemen, what  will  become  of  you  all !"  What  a  startling  ques- 
tion !  It  may  be  that  he  saw  the  bloody  fields  of  the  '60's.  It  may 
be  that  he  heard  the  dying  sighs  of  the  brave  boys  of  the 
South.  It  may  be  that  his  prophetic  eye  saw  two  heroic  young 
soldiers  from  Trinity  fall  at  Chancellorsville  and  another  at 
Gettysburg  and  another  at  Bristow.  But  the  veil  hid  the  sor- 
rows of  the  coming  years.     At  another  commencement  we 


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heard  Zebulon  B.  Vance,  the  mountain-boy  congressman,  elo- 
quent and  witty,  prophetic  of  his  future  great  fame.  Here  I 
met  Governor  Ellis,  the  first  of  our  war  governors,  genial 
and  polished  and  eloquent.  The  governors  and  judges  and 
statesmen  and  the  elite  for  hundreds  of  miles  around  attended 
the  college  commencements,  bringing  the  beautiful,  graceful 
girls  of  the  Old  North  State.  I  cannot  do  justice  to  the  latter 
part  of  that  sentence.  I  jump  back  over  fifty  years  and  I  am 
a  boy  again,  promenading  the  halls,  walking  through  the 
grove,  whispering  sweet  nonsense,  and  basking  in  the  sunshine 
of  sweet  smiles. 

Let  me  close  this  article  by  quoting  from  a  book  written 
by  me  nearly  twenty  years  ago.  "The  four  years  passed  by 
me  at  Trinity  College  constituted  my  ideal  of  happiness.  Not 
a  cloud  upon  the  sky,  not  a  ripple  upon  the  deep,  not  a  dis- 
appointment, nor  a  fear,  nor  an  anxiety;  no  ungratified  wish, 
no  foreboding  of  the  future.  With  Watson  and  Debnam  and 
Hines  and  Davenport  and  Andrews  and  Graveley  and  their 
voices  and  flutes  and  violins  and  banjos,  the  campus  and  col- 
lege hall  resounded  with  the  music  and  melody  of  'My  Darling 
Nellie  Gray'  and  'Lillie  Dale'  and  'Annie  Laurie'  and  'Kathleen 
Mavourneen'  and  'Gentle  Annie'  and  'My  Old  Cabin  Home'  and 
the  'Old  North  State'  and  'S'wanee  River'  and  'My  Old  Ken- 
tucky Home'  and  'Waterloo.'  And  Graveley 's  banjo  would 
make  'Run  Nigger  Run'  and  'Old  Dan  Tucker'  and  'Stop  Dat 
Knocking  at  My  Door'  fairly  dance  on  the  laughing  strings. 
As  the  moon  sailed  through  the  heavens  and  the  winds  whis- 
pered through  the  trees,  and  the  peaceful  homes  rested  in  quiet 
happiness,  a  voice  floating  out  of  a  window  in  mournful  mel- 
ody would  be  heard  'Thou  wilt  come  no  more,  gentle  Annie/ 
and  a  reply  upon  the  breeze  would  come  'Vain  were  the  vows 
that  we  plighted,'  and  then  a  joyful  cry,  'Roll  on,  ye  dark 
waves  o'er  the  trouble  tide ;  I  heed  not  your  anger,  Maggie's  by 
my  side.'  And  the  moon  still  sailed,  and  the  breeze  still  whis- 
pered, and  the  boys  dreamed." 

The  guns  of  Sumter  in  1861  scattered  the  brave  boys  of 
the  College:  some  to  Virginia,  some  to  the  Carolinas,  some  to 


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Tennessee,  some  to  Georgia,  to  follow  the  fortunes  of  their 
states.  Many  of  them  never  returned.  Among  the  fallen 
were  Lt.  Col.  C.  C.  Cole,  of  the  class  of  1854,  and  Major  Tom 
Mayhew,  of  the  class  of  1860,  on  the  field  of  Chancellorsville, 
and  L,t.  Col.  Lee  Andrews,  of  the  class  of  1861,  at  Gettysburg, 
and  Lt.  John  McKnight,  at  Bristow  Station. 

After  the  war  I  turned  my  face  to  the  West,  to  the  land 
of  the  mustang,  the  Mexican,  the  wild  Indian,  the  refugee, 
desperadoes,  the  free  negroes,  the  northern  invaders,  the  heroes 
of  the  Alamo  and  San  Jacinto,  the  rolling  prairies,  the  wild 
flowers,  and  the  buffalo.  In  three  years  I  had  been  professor 
in  a  college,  president  of  a  female  seminary,  and  had  married  a 
beautiful  Texas  girl  and  been  elected  to  the  legislature  of  the 
state  to  represent  a  district  of  about  one  hundred  counties. 
How  will  that  do  for  a  modest,  timid  Trinity  Boy? 

Now  here  is  honor  and  prosperity  and  love  for  the  faculty 
and  the  boys  of  Old  Trinity  and  the  beautiful  girls  of  the  Old 
North  State,  and  Long  Live  the;  Great  New  Trinity  oe 
1915. 


MEMORIES  OF  THE  OLD  INN 

C.  R.  WARREN,  '06 

Editor  Chatham,   Va.,  Enterprise 

[One  of  the  first  buildings  erected  on  the  new  campus  in 
Durham  was  the  "Inn,"  afterwards  named  Epworth  Building. 
This  was  a  building  of  great  beauty  from  the  standpoint  of 
architecture.  Here  lived  the  majority  of  students  for  many 
years,  and  around  this  dormitory  have  centered  some  of  the 
most  cherished  memories  and  traditions  of  generations  of  Trin- 
ity men.  This  was  the  center  of  the  activities  of  college  life.  On 
the  first  floor  were  the  large  dining  hall,  Y.  M.  C.  A.  hall,  and 
the  parlors.  Chapel  exercises  were  held  here,  and  until  Craven 
Memorial  Hall  was  built  the  commencement  exercises  were 
conducted  in  the  large  dining  hall.  On  the  verandas  of  the 
Inn  students  were  accustomed  to  gather,  sing  their  college 
songs,  and  discuss  questions  in  which  they  were  interested. 
Many  old  students  look  back  to  these  happy  days. 

The  time  came  when  extensive  repairs  must  be  made  to  the 
building,  and  for  two  years  it  was  not  used  as  a  dormitory. 
It  was  decided  last  summer  to  overhaul  the  building  and  thor- 
oughly remodel  it.  The  eastern  portion  of  the  building,  which 
was  three  stories  high,  was  torn  down  together  with  the  large 
tower.  The  cut  which  is  given  in  this  issue  of  the  Register 
will  show  the  "Inn"  as  it  now  appears.  The  portion  preserved 
was  covered  with  slate,  plasticoed  on  the  outside,  replastered, 
refloored,  and  repainted.  The  building  has  been  divided  into 
sections  and  has  been  furnished  with  all  modern  conveniences. 
Shower  baths  have  been  provided  for  each  section  and  running 
water  for  each  room.  From  every  standpoint  this  is  one  of 
the  most  attractive  dormitories  to  be  found  anywhere.  Many 
old  students  who  lived  here  will  be  glad  to  know  that  the  build- 
ing has  been  preserved  and  made  such  an  attractive  home  for 
future  generations  of  students.] 

The  "Old  Inn."  At  the  very  mention  there  leaps  out  of 
the  past  the  sound  of  a  thousand  hearty  voices  with  their 


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"Hello,  Bull,"  and  a  thousand  hands  reach  to  me  across  the 
span  of  a  seeming  age.  It  has  not  been  long,  however,  this 
brief  eight  years ;  but  so  full  have  they  been,  and  so  fast  has 
one  event  crowded  upon  another,  and  so  deeply  have  these 
events  pressed  themselves  upon  my  life,  that  today  as  I  look 
back  to  those  happy  carefree  days,  and  then  meditate  upon  the 
doings  of  the  interim,  it  does,  indeed,  seem  an  age. 

I  shall  never  forget  the  impression  made  upon  my  mind 
when  I  first  had  the  pleasure  of  looking  the  "Old  Inn"  over. 
I  mean  a  part  of  it.  I  do  not  think  there  was  ever  a  man  who 
really  knew  every  turn  and  corner  of  it.  When  I  first  saw  it, 
I  could  not  help  but  think  of  the  brain  of  the  man  who  had 
made  the  plans.  I  am  sure  he  never  made  another,  for  there 
is  just  one  such  set  of  plans  in  any  man's  brain  and  there  is 
just  one  such  man  in  ten  thousand.  No,  there  will  never  be 
another  building  like  our  "Old  Inn." 

It  covered  nearly  an  acre  of  ground  and  faced  to  all  points 
of  the  compass  except  north.  It  had  a  roof  which  from  above 
looked  like  most  anything  you  might  think  of  that  had  no 
special  shape  or  outline.  I  can  not  describe  it,  for  I  am  not 
sure  that  I  ever  saw  it  all.  Every  time  I  ever  looked  at  it  there 
was  some  nook,  cranny,  or  parapet,  which  I  had  never  seen 
before.  I  am  not  sure  that  I  ever  did  see  it  all.  The  halls, 
alleys,  winding  stairs,  and  various  passages  formed  such  a 
labyrinth  of  intricate  turnings  and  twistings  that  truly  one, 
on  entering,  must  leave  his  skein  of  thread  in  order  to  get  out. 
Upon  one  occasion  a  stranger  after  trying  to  get  out  of  the 
building  for  some  time,  entered  a  room  and  asked  the  inmate 
how  he  could  get  down  to  the  campus.  The  student  laid  down 
his  book,  looked  at  the  stranger,  and  then  pointed  to  the  win- 
dow and  said :  "Right  through  there  is  the  only  sure  way  I 
know." 

The  "Old  Inn"  had  some  rooms.  It  was  like  the  widow's 
meal  barrel  and  oil  can.  It  never  was  full  to  my  knowledge. 
I  have  seen,  upon  the  opening  of  college  in  the  fall,  load  after 
load  of  trunks  and  freshmen  deposited  at  the  door  and  for 
three  or  four  days,  I  have  seen  boys  and  negro  men  groaning 


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under  trunks  and  trunks ;  and  when  it  seemed  that  the  room 
must  be  exhausted,  I  have  been  told  that  the  second  floor  was 
not  more  than  half  full.  It  was  the  home  of  the  freshmen. 
Almost  every  freshman  that  came  to  Trinity  landed  at  the 
"Old  Inn"  for  at  least  half  of  his  first  year.  Perhaps  toward 
the  middle  of  the  year,  when  he  had  got  over  a  part  of  his 
greenness,  he  would  move  over  to  the  Duke  Building,  and  then 
after  some  time  if  he  were  sufficiently  ambitious  he  would 
move  into  the  "New  Dormitory."  You  see  these  were  the  old 
days  of  Trinity  before  the  appearance  of  the  magnificent  new 
buildings  which  we  now  have. 

Yes,  the  "Old  Inn"  was  the  home  of  the  freshmen ;  and 
could  those  old  walls  speak,  many  would  be  the  tales  of  the 
quivering  hearts  and  the  quaking  nerves  of  fellows  away  from 
home  for  the  first  time,  as  they  heard  the  yell  of  the  heathenish 
sophomore. 

Not  only  would  these  walls  speak  of  this ;  but  if  some  true 
son  of  Trinity,  loyal  to  her  through  the  years,  in  sympathy 
with  her  purpose,  faithful  in  his  desire  to  honor  her,  still  be- 
lieving in  her  greatness  and  giving  her  room  in  his  life,  should 
tap  gently  and  listen  closely,  those  old  walls  might  tell  him 
prayers, — humble,  contrite,  earnest  prayers, — rising  from  lips 
which  quivered  as  a  homesick  boy  thought  of  mother  and 
longed  for  a  kiss  from  her  dear  lips  as  he  fell  asleep. 

The  "Old  Inn"  was  an  entire  institution  within  itself.  There 
were  a  chapel,  dormitory  rooms  galore,  a  library  room,  offices, 
recitation  rooms,  kitchen  wir.h  basements  and  storage,  and  a 
large  dining  room.  Here  a  freshman  first  caught  the  spirit  of 
college  life  upon  the  annual  "Freshman  Reception."  Here  we 
would  all  gather  about  a  month  after  college  opened  each 
year  and  have  a  blowout.  This  affair  consisted  of  eats,  of  the 
light  order,  and  speeches,  of  the  heavy  order ;  that  is,  they  were 
heavy  if  a  poor  fellow  did  not  have  temerity  enough  to  get 
from  under  pretty  soon  after  they  began.  These  forensic  ef- 
forts usually  emanated  from  seniors  and  juniors  who  thought 
themselves  capable  of  telling  something  worth  while,  and  the 


Memories  oe  the  Old  Inn  27 

most  peculiar  part  of  it  was  that  they  managed  to  make  the 
freshmen  think  so. 

When  I  was  there,  the  College  had  been  making  wonderful 
strides,  and  the  recitation  rooms  had  been  converted  into 
dormitory  rooms.  It  was  in  one  of  these  that  I  spent  two  of 
the  happiest  years  of  my  life.  A  large  porch  ran  about  half 
way  round  the  entire  structure  and  there  were  two  main  en- 
trances, one  on  the  south  and  one  on  the  west  side.  The  first 
room  on  the  right  of  the  west  entrance  was  the  one  in  which 
I  spent  the  two  years  from  September,  1904,  to  June,  1906. 
I  mention  this  room  because  it  was  to  me  home  for  the  two 
years  and  is  full  of  the  fondest  associations  of  a  life  which 
has  had  a  great  many  more  than  it  deserved ;  but  in  addition  to 
this  here  was  originated  one  of  the  most  unique  organizations 
ever  seen  in  any  college  before  or  since.  The  starting  of  this 
organization,  if  it  can  be  called  such,  was  the  most  amusing 
thing  about  it. 

In  the  latter  part  of  October,  1904,  Billy  Smith,  John 
Hutchinson,  Gibby  Foard,  Paul  Beachboard,  Joe  Pitts,  and  my- 
self were  sitting  in  my  room  when  Paul  Webb  walked  in.  He 
spoke  to  the  bunch,  but  no  one  said  a  word  for  a  moment ;  and 
then  suddenly  we  all  began  to  laugh.  Paul  looked  around  try- 
ing to  see  why  we  were  laughing.  He  examined  his  clothing, 
the  room,  and  everything  else  in  sight.  He  asked  what  were 
we  laughing  at.  By  this  time  we  were  really  amused  and  all 
laughed  the  louder.  After  a  while  he  left  the  room.  This 
took  place  about  six  o'clock  in  the  evening ;  and  from  then  until 
seven  we  laughed  at  every  one  that  came  in.  If  he  were  able 
to  stand  for  it,  he  took  his  seat  and  then  we  all  waited  for  the 
next  subject.  Thus  started  the  D.  F.  L.  A.  The  body  was  purely 
democratic.  We  drew  the  line  for  no  one.  No  questions  asked, 
no  fees  charged,  no  oath  of  membership  administered :  just  the 
simple  initiation  of  being  laughed  at.  If  the  candidate  stood 
that,  he  sat  down  and  was  one  of  us ;  if  he  could  not,  he  left 
and  never  applied  for  membership  again. 

It  took  us  about  a  month  with  a  meeting  each  evening  from 
six  to  seven  to  get  almost  the  entire  student  body;  then  our 


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attention  was  turned  to  other  matters,  such  as  giving  college 
yells,  singing  college  songs,  and  dancing  old  fashioned  break- 
downs. We  were  noisy,  and  some  of  the  fellows  thought  we 
carried  the  thing  too  far  at  times,  and  perhaps  we  did ;  but  it 
was  the  wild  joy  of  living,  and  we  lived. 

Sometimes  we  would  sit  in  the  room  and  tell  jokes  and 
experiences,  and  we  heard  that  some  of  the  fellows  who  were 
not  present  criticized  this,  for  they  thought  we  were  telling 
things  not  fit  for  polite  ears ;  but  we  were  not.  We  were  noisy 
and  boisterous,  but  with  it  all  we  were  clean,  and  anyone  with 
a  good  pair  of  ear  drums  could  have  been  a  member  with  im- 
punity. It  was  a  hotbed  of  college  spirit  and  American  man- 
hood. Our  association  was  clean,  and  today  as  I  look  back 
across  the  intervening  years  I  can  see  only  the  ruddy  faces  and 
hear  only  the  happy  laughter  of  the  finest  bunch  of  big-hearted, 
ambitious  fellows  in  the  world.  College  spirit  was  higher  at 
Trinity  during  those  two  years  than  it  ever  was  before.  We 
had  a  snapshot  taken  of  the  bunch  one  night,  or  rather  part  of 
it;  and  I  would  give  a  good  price  for  one  of  those  pictures 
now. 

It  was  in  the  "Old  Inn"  that  Zack  Beachboard  had  his 
boarding  house  and  starved  us  all  while  he  got  rich.  (So 
thought  all  except  those  who  tried  to  help  collect  some  of  the 
bills.)  It  was  here  that  Warren  had  his  barbershop  and  chop- 
ped the  hair  and  faces  of  the  trusting  victims.  It  was  here  that 
Joe  Pitts  had  his  Regal  Shoe  Agency  and  took  our  money  and 
made  us  wait  for  the  shoes.  Here  Aiken  had  his  candy,  pop, 
chewing  gum,  and  tobacco-joint,  and  would  not  sell  us  his 
poison  on  a  credit.  Here  Zalph  Rochelle  had  his  pressing  club 
and  burned  up  our  clothes,  but  we  didn't  care :  it  was  college, 
and  we  were  there. 

It  all  happened  at  the  dear  "Old  Inn,"  and  how  happy  we 
were,  and  how  hard  it  is  to  realize  that  those  days  cannot 
return. 

Dear  "Old  Inn,"  the  world  looks  upon  you  as  though  you 
were  only  wood  and  stone ;  but  you  are  more.  To  me,  you  are 
sacred,  a  thing  which  cannot  be  destroyed,  because  from  your 


Memories  oe  the  Oed  Inn  29 

portals  I  looked  out  across  the  world  and  felt  the  desire  rising 
in  my  heart  to  stand  the  tests  of  life  and  be  a  man.  Within 
your  walls  many  an  aspiration  has  been  born,  many  a  heart  has 
thrilled  for  the  first  time  with  ambition,  many  a  purpose  has 
been  formed,  many  a  soul  has  been  called  back  from  the  gates 
of  hell  to  smile  again  into  the  face  of  God. 

Across  the  campus  yonder  there  now  stands  a  magnificent 
stone  building  worth  thousands  of  dollars,  but  never  will 
sweeter  memories  gather  around  it  than  cluster  about  you. 

And  you  must  fall?  I  shall  never  see  you  again  as  you 
were?  How  I  should  like  to  come  again  and  walk  along  your 
crooked  corridors,  touch  your  scarred  old  walls,  and  tramp  up 
and  down  your  worn  steps :  I  believe  I  could  catch  again  that 
wild  joy  which  I  felt  when  you  sheltered  me. 

Oh  well,  goodbye,  and  may  God  bless  the  men  to  whom  you 
are  dear. 


THE  TRINITY  HISTORICAL  SOCIETY: 
A  RECORD  AND  AN  APPEAL 

WILLIAM  K.  BOYD,  '97 

Professor   of  History 

April  14,  1892  is  an  important  date  in  the  development  of 
intellectual  activities  at  Trinity.  On  that  day  Dr.  Stephen 
B.  Weeks,  Professor  of  History,  assembled  a  group  of  stu- 
dents and  organized  the  Trinity  College  Historical  Society,  the 
first  of  the  societies  formed  in  the  College  for  the  promotion 
of  specialized  knowledge.  It  has  been  continuously  active 
ever  since.  The  purpose  of  the  Society  is  the  exploitation 
of  the  history  of  the  South,  particularly  of  North  Carolina. 
Its  work  is  threefold:  the  reading  and  discussion  of  papers 
submitted  by  members  or  guests,  the  publication  of  essays  and 
other  material,  and  the  collection  of  sources  and  authorities 
relating  to  the  history  of  North  Carolina  and  the  other  southern 
states.  With  the  permission  of  the  editors  of  the  Alumni 
Register,  I  take  the  liberty  of  outlining  each  of  these  divisions 
of  the  Society's  activity  and  of  pointing  out  some  of  its  present 
needs. 

The  organization  meets  the  fourth  Monday  night,  six  times 
during  the  academic  year.  One  or  two  papers  are  read  and  dis- 
cussed, the  gifts  to  the  Society's  collection  during  the  past 
month  or  months  are  reviewed,  and  miscellaneous  business  is 
transacted.  Thus  for  twenty  odd  years  the  cause  of  Southern 
history  has  been  actively  fostered.  In  1899  the  Society  also 
instituted  the  Civic  Celebration  of  February  22,  which  has  since 
been  taken  over  by  the  "9019"  and  the  College. 

In  1896  the  work  of  publication  was  begun  with  Series  I 
of  Historical  Papers,  edited  by  Dr.  John  S.  Bassett.  Professor 
of  History.  In  1902  when  Professor  Bassett  undertook  the 
editorship  of  the  South  Atlantic  Quarterly,  the  publication  of 
the  Historical  Papers  was  suspended,  but  it  was  resumed  in 
1905  with  Series  V.  To  date  ten  series  have  been  issued  con- 
taining essays,  letters,  and  documents  of  interest  and  value. 


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In  1910  the  publication  of  a  series  of  bound  volumes  under 
the  general  title  of  The  John  Lawson  Monographs  was  begun. 
Three  volumes  have  been  issued.  Volume  I,  the  Autobiography 
of  Brantley  York,  is  the  reminscences  of  the  founder  of  the 
school  which  under  Dr.  Craven  grew  into  Trinity  College ; 
Volume  II,  the  Memoirs  of  W.  W.  Holden,  reconstruction 
Governor  of  North  Carolina,  was  issued  in  1911 ;  and  in  1913 
Volume  III,  the  Military  Reminiscences  of  General  William 
R.  Boggs,  who  saw  service  in  the  construction  of  fortifications 
in  Georgia  and  Florida  and  was  later  with  Bragg  and  Kirby 
Smith,  was  published.  It  is  the  policy  of  the  Society  to  alter- 
nate the  Historical  Papers  and  the  John  Lawson  Monographs, 
one  of  each  series  appearing  every  second  year.  Every  member 
on  the  payment  of  the  annual  dues  of  one  dollar  receives  the 
publication  of  the  current  year.  Membership  is  open  to  non- 
residents, as  well  as  residents  of  the  campus  and  of  the  city 
of  Durham. 

The  third  feature  of  the  Society's  work,  the  collection  of 
historical  material,  makes  perhaps  the  widest  appeal.  Not  all 
Trinity  men  can  attend  the  meetings  of  the  organization,  nor 
are  all  interested  in  the  discussion  of  topics  more  or  less  tech- 
nical in  their  nature.  But  a  vast  number  that  can  not  be  esti- 
mated are  interested  in  the  collection  and  preservation  of  his- 
torical material.  I  have  been  impressed  with  the  fact  that  many 
who  do  not  elect  history  as  a  study  contribute  to  the  Society's 
collection  of  cources.  In  1895  an  historical  museum  was  estab- 
lished. Its  equipment  was  at  first  shelves,  then  an  exhibition 
case  in  the  history  lecture  room,  later  an  unused  dormitory  in 
the  Epworth  Building.  Today,  there  is  a  large  room  reserved 
for  the  museum  in  the  Library  Building,  and  also  a  fire  proof 
vault  for  the  protection  of  the  more  valuable  treasures.  To 
date  the  Society  has  collected  2,750  pamphlets  and  books, 
over  5,000  manuscripts,  and  several  hundred  relics.  Let  me 
enumerate  some  of  the  more  important  items. 

In  the  manuscript  collection  are  the  papers  of  Governor 
W.  W.  Holden,  transcripts  of  the  correspondence  of  Governor 
Caldwell,  the  letters  of  Bedford  Brown,  a  box  of  letters  written 


32  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

by  an  army  surgeon  of  the  Confederacy,  an  unpublished  book 
by  Dr.  Eli  Caruthers  on  the  "Evils  of  American  Slavery,"  and 
the  manuscript  records  of  the  North  Carolina  Conference  and 
of  many  circuits  and  districts.  Several  hundred  letters,  mainly 
the  office  correspondence  of  Presidents  Crowell  and  Kilgo  re- 
late to  the  affairs  of  Trinity  College.  In  addition  to  these 
there  are  miscellaneous  letters  bearing  the  signatures  of  Rob- 
ert E.  Lee,  General  Beauregard,  Jefferson  Davis,  and  Govern- 
ors Joseph  E.  Brown,  of  Georgia  and  F.  W.  Pickens,  of  South 
Carolina.  There  are  also  a  number  of  letters  by  Richard 
Henderson  and  those  associated  with  him  in  the  foundation 
of  the  Transylvania  Colony. 

To  those  interested  in  literary  history  certain  manuscripts 
of  Edwin  Fuller  are  suggestive,  while  the  collection  assumes 
a  more  national  importance  through  letters  of  J.  Fenimore 
Cooper,  Dolly  Madison,  Martin  Van  Buren,  and  Edward  Liv- 
ingston. 

Among  the  newspapers  there  are  many  rare  volumes. 
Among  them  is  a  bound  volume  of  the  North  Carolina  Mercury 
(Salisbury),  one  of  the  Newbernian,  one  of  the  Democratic 
Press  for  1859-'60,  and  a  file  of  the  North  Carolina  Standard 
from  1848  till  1865.  In  co-operation  with  the  college  library 
there  have  been  secured  a  file  of  the  Wilmington  Journal  and 
its  sucessors  from  1860  to  1900  and  also  a  file  of  the  Charlotte 
Observer  from  1875  to  1885.  With  these  should  be  mentioned 
the  valuable  files  presented  to  the  College  some  years  ago  by 
Dr.  Dred  Peacock.  They  include  many  volumes  of  the  Raleigh 
Register,  the  Greensboro  Patriot,  the  Old  North  State,  the 
Raleigh  Christian  Advocate,  the  National  Intelligencer  and  odd 
volumes  of  the  Western  Carolinian,  the  Salisbury  Watchman, 
and  also  several  hundred  copies  of  miscellaneous  papers.  Al- 
together the  collection  of  newspapers,  especially  for  the  period 
prior  to  1860,  is  extremely  rare  and  valuable.  It  has  led  many 
investigators  to  visit  the  College  in  the  search  of  information 
about  our  country's  past. 

Space  forbids  the  discussion  of  the  collection  of  books  and 
pamphlets,  which  equals  the  newspapers  in  importance.     An- 


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other  kind  of  material  can  not  be  passed  by.  That  is  relics 
and  remains  of  the  past.  Among  them  is  a  large  collection 
of  revolutionary  and  Confederate  currency,  many  rare  coins, 
foreign  and  domestic,  the  table  and  bottle  used  by  the  princi- 
pals at  the  surrender  of  Joseph  E.  Johnston  to  Wm.  T.  Sher- 
man in  1865,  which  occurred  four  miles  west  of  Durham,  a 
Catholic  medal  struck  in  commemoration  of  the  massacre  of  St. 
Bartholomew,  pieces  of  wood  and  iron  from  historic  sites,  a 
collection  of  swords  and  guns  used  in  the  war  of  1812  and  the 
Confederate  War,  slave  shoes,  campaign  buttons,  spinning 
wheels,  and  a  large  hand  loom.  These  do  much  to  visualize 
the  manners  and  customs  of  the  past  by  bringing  one  into  con- 
tact with  implements,  tools,  and  mementos. 

Historical  work  of  all  kinds  has  for  its  cardinal  principle 
growth.  Our  collection,  though  large,  needs  to  expand.  I 
therefore  wish  to  call  attention  to  some  materials  we  desire 
to  collect. 

First,  I  would  mention  laws,  sessional  and  codified.  Legis- 
lation reveals  the  framework  of  civilization  and  also  much  of 
its  spirit.  From  laws  we  can  outline  the  principal  institutional 
phases  of  slavery,  the  system  of  taxation,  the  growth  of  rail- 
ways, the  rise  of  public  schools,  and  the  extent  of  the  humani- 
tarian spirit.  Therefore  the  Society  desires  to  secure  all  copies 
of  the  laws  of  North  Carolina,  Virginia,  South  Carolina,  Flori- 
da, Georgia,  and  the  other  southern  states.  Many  of  these  are 
in  old  libraries,  garrets,  and  out  of  the  way  places  where  they 
are  unused.  Here  they  might  be  of  inestimable  value  to  those 
who  attempt  to  contribute  something  to  the  organized  knowl- 
edge of  the  past. 

The  same  remarks  hold  true  of  journals  and  documents  of 
the  legislatures.  Many  points  concerning  our  past  can  be  cleared 
up  only  by  a  judicious  use  of  legislative  reports  and  records. 
More  often  than  the  laws  they  are  to  be  found  in  obscure  places 
and  too  often  they  are  destroyed.  I  once  asked  a  lawyer  who 
had  adorned  both  the  bench  and  chairs  of  law  in  two  law 
schools  if  he  had  in  his  possession  the  journals  of  the  legis- 
latures which  had  convened  in  the  recent  past;  he  replied  that 


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he  had  just  had  his  office  boy  carry  them  out  and  burn  them, 
because  they  took  up  too  much  room.  Evidently  the  judges 
rarely  have  an  interest  in  the  official  record  which  precedes 
legislation.  On  the  other  hand,  the  historian  frequently  wishes 
to  plot  votes,  to  find  evidence  of  the  policy  of  a  certain  leader, 
or  to  learn  the  fate  of  some  bill,  while  the  messages  and  reports 
of  state  officials  and  of  committees  are  indispensable. 

Newspapers,  single  numbers  or  complete  files,  are  also  de- 
sired. The  value  of  the  newspaper  for  events  fifty  or  a  hun- 
dred years  ago  is  far  greater  than  it  is  today,  when  periodicals 
and  year  books  supplement  and  correct  the  daily  press.  In  the 
same  class  are  pamphlets,  such  as  campaign  text  books,  speech- 
es, biographical  sketches,  and  advertising  literature.  Too  often 
one  must  visit  the  large  libraries  of  the  North  and  West  to  con- 
sult newspapers  and  pamphlets  published  in  the  South  half 
a  century  or  more  ago.  Why  should  we  not  build  up  here  at 
Trinity  a  collection  of  such  material  relating  to  our  own  sec- 
tion and  particularly  relating  to  North  Carolina? 

The  Society  also  wishes  to  secure  local  histories  and  bio- 
graphies. Many  of  these  have  been  published  locally  or  in 
small  editions  and  are  therfore  hard  to  secure  through  the 
regular  book  trade.  Such  are  Mill's  Statistics  of  South  Caro- 
lina, Dubose's  Life  of  Yancey,  Gilmer's  Early  Settlers  of  Geor- 
gia, Brewer's  Alabama,  Martin's  Louisiana,  Fairbanks'  Flori- 
da, Howison's  Virginia,  and  the  histories  of  counties.  Dupli- 
cates are  also  desired  of  all  North  Carolina  books. 

Beyond  a  doubt  the  most  tantalizing  record  of  the  past  is 
the  manuscript.  The  written  word  has  a  charm,  an  antiquarian 
interest  far  surpassing  the  mechanical,  printed  word.  We, 
therefore,  appeal  for  letters,  diaries,  account  books,  and  other 
manuscripts.  Many  a  garret  and  many  an  old  chest  contains 
manuscripts  of  unknown  value.  Too  often  the  box  or  trunk 
containing  letters  and  personal  papers  is  sold  with  other  mov- 
able property  at  executor's  sales  or  is  destroyed  at  the  death  of 
the  owner. 

Relics  and  mementos  have  the  place  in  all  attempts  to 
make  the  past  live  again.     Looms,  spinning  wheels,  plough 


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shares,  mill  stones,  and  home-made  cloth  visualize  the  nature 
and  growth  of  industries,  while  swords  and  firearms  do  some- 
thing to  make  real  the  military  spirit.  Such  items  are  more 
easily  collected,  and  they  are  more  readily  exhibited  in  our 
museum.  They  catch  the  observer's  eye  and  suggest  contribu- 
tions that  he  can  make.  Our  collection  is  extensive,  but  it  has 
not  reached  its  limits  by  any  means. 

In  conclusion  the  Society  appeals  to  all  alumni  and  friends 
of  the  College  for  copies  of  laws,  legislative  journals  and  docu- 
ments, newspapers,  histories,  biographies,  manuscripts,  and 
relics  of  whatever  description.  For  years  it  has  cherished  a  hope 
and  a  faith  that  some  day  Trinity  would  have  such  a  collection 
of  historical  material  relating  to  the  South  and  particularly 
to  North  Carolina  as  could  not  be  overlooked  by  those  who 
in  the  future  shall  write  the  history  of  our  section.  Every 
alumnus  and  friend  who  aids  in  realizing  this  ambition  becomes 
a  benefactor  of  the  College,  a  contributor  to  its  intellectual  and 
spiritual  heritage. 


EDITORIAL  NOTES 

This  is  the  first  number  of  the  Trinity  Alumni  Register. 
It  is  published  by  a  committee  appointed  from  the  Trinity 
College  Alumni  Association  by  order  of  the  Association  at  the 
annual  meeting  in  June,  1914.  It  is  supported  by  subscriptions 
of  the  alumni  and  begins  publication  with  a  large  subscription 
list  already  pledged.  The  size  of  the  publication  will  vary  be- 
tween sixty-four  and  eighty  pages  quarterly.  The  subject 
matter  will  consist  of  contributed  articles  of  interest  to  the 
sons  and  daughters  of  Trinity,  of  campus  notes  telling  what  is 
taking  place  at  the  College,  of  letters  from  the  local  alumni 
associations,  of  alumni  notes  giving  current  information  re- 
garding former  students,  and  of  articles  of  general  and  special 
interest.  One  very  important  feature  for  the  first  few  issues 
will  be  the  directory  of  Trinity  alumni  compiled  from  the  in- 
formation Prof.  Flowers  as  chairman  of  the  alumni  executive 
committee  has  received  from  the  inquiries  mailed  each  alumnus 
last  Christmas.  We  publish  in  this  number  all  the  information 
received  before  March  15  regarding  alumni  who  were  in  col- 
lege during  the  presidencies  of  Dr.  Craven  and  Dr.  Wood,  ex- 
cept information  regarding  alumni  now  dead,  which  will  be 
published  later.  Additional  information  received  from  time 
to  time  regarding  these  alumni,  together  with  information 
regarding  alumni  who  have  been  students  during  the  adminis- 
trations of  Presidents  Crowell,  Kilgo,  and  Few  will  be  pub- 
lished in  the  succeeding  numbers  of  the  Register. 

If  you  find  an  alumnus  of  Trinity  College — full  graduate 
or  not — who  has  not  received  a  copy  of  this  first  number  of 
the  Register,  send  us  his  name  and  address ;  he  is  not  on  our 
mailing  list,  or  he  would  have  received  a  copy.  If  you  re- 
ceive a  copy  and  wish  to  receive  succeeding  numbers,  send  in 
the  price  of  a  year's  subscription  at  once.  Address  all  commu- 
nications to  Trinity  Alumni  Register,  College  Station,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. 


Editorial  Notes  37 

The  Register  is  a  quarterly  publication;  the  next  number 
will  appear  July  15. 


The  Register  aims  to  keep  Trinity  men  and  women  in 
touch  with  their  college  and  the  friendships  and  associations 
formed  on  its  campus ;  if  you  know  any  information  regarding 
former  associates  or  recall  any  old  memories  of  college  days, 
write  the  editor. 


Trinity  College  Library  needs  the  "Journals  of  the  North 
Carolina  Conference"  for  the  years  1897,  1898,  1899,  1900, 
1903,  1904,  1909  to  complete  its  file  from'  1872  to  date.  Any 
alumnus  or  friend  who  has  any  copies  of  the  Journal  for  these 
years,  and  can  spare  them  from  his  file,  will  do  the  library  a 
distinct  service  by  sending  them  to  it.  Such  a  kindness  will  be 
greatly  appreciated  by  the  college  administration. 

A  search  for  old  catalogues  of  Trinity  College  has  been  car- 
ried on  several  years  with  hope  of  completing  the  file  in  the 
library.  Those  for  the  Civil  War  period,  1861-62  to  1866-67 
inclusive,  the  one  for  1881-82,  and  the  one  for  1891-92  have  not 
been  found.  It  is  very  likely  those  for  the  Civil  War  period 
were  never  published.  Dr.  Craven  died  Nov.  7,  1882  after  an 
illness  of  four  months.  It  was  the  custom  of  many  institutions 
to  publish  their  catalogues  during  the  summer  months.  If 
this  was  the  custom  at  Trinity,  Dr.  Craven's  illness  may  have 
prevented  the  publication  of  the  catalogue  for  1881-82.  The 
College  was  moved  to  Durham  in  the  summer  of  1892.  Older 
members  of  the  faculty  of  Trinity  at  present  say  they  do  not 
remember  that  any  catalogue  for  1891-92  was  sent  out  but  they 
know  several  bulletins  were  sent  out  in  the  summer  1892.  Will 
somebody  clear  up  these  uncertainties  for  the  library?  Ad- 
dress J.  P.  BreedeovE,  Librarian. 


The  Register  is  dedicated  to  all  who  have  served  Trinity 
College  as  well  as  to  all  whom  she  has  served.  It  is  dedicated  to 
old  students,  instructors,  friends,  well-wishers,  and  benefac- 


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tors  alike.  This  first  number  is  specifically  inscribed  to  the 
man  who  has  had  the  longest  intimate  association  with  the  life 
of  the  Alma  Mater — Prof.  Pegram,  A.  B.  and  A.  M.  graduate 
of  the  College,  two  years  an  instructor,  forty  years  head  of  a 
department,  and  now  secretary  emeritus  of  the  faculty.  Here's 
to  W.  H.  Pegram,  a  conserving  force  in  the  life  of  the  institu- 
tion, and  a  worthy  representative  of  the  older  sons  of  Trinity 
College. 

Here's  also  to  the  ex-president,  to  the  outside  world  Bishop 
Kilgo,  but  to  his  old  students  indelibly  associated  with  Trinity 
campus  as  plain  "Dr.  Jack" — the  man  who  had  to  fight  inch  by 
inch  to  establish  the  new  Trinity,  the  man,  who  as  leader  had 
to  stand  the  brunt  of  misunderstanding  and  misrepresentation, 
but  who  fought,  and  won  the  fight,  not  only  to  give  us  Trinity 
as  she  is  today,  but  also  to  give  us  our  ideals  of  what  she 
should  be.  If  Prof.  Pegram  recalls  for  the  older  men  the 
era  of  Dr.  Craven,  Dr.  Kilgo  typifies  for  the  younger  men 
Trinity  College  as  they  remember  her. 


Buncombe  is  the  first  of  the  local  associations  to  appoint 
a  correspondent  to  the  Register.  Read  Mr.  Harris'  letter  in 
this  issue,  and  see  that  your  association  appoints  a  correspon- 
dent before  next  June.  This  is  important.  If  you  have  no  asso- 
ciation, write  the  Register  for  suggestive  constitution  and  by- 
laws and  organize. 


Prof.  Brooks'  article  on  Dr.  Craven  is  but  the  first  in  a 
series  of  articles  on  the  history  of  Trinity  College.  Prof. 
Brooks  will  continue  the  series  down  to  Bishop  Kilgo's  ad- 
ministration, which  it  is  planned  for  Rev.  H.  M.  North,  '99, 
to  discuss  in  an  early  number.  Mr.  North's  article  was  planned 
for  this  number,  but  owing  to  pressure  of  work  he  has  asked 
for  more  time  in  order  to  deal  more  thoroughly  with  the  sub- 
ject. We  might  add  that  Prof.  Brooks  intends  to  work  out 
with  special  thoroughness  the  article  on  Dr.  Crowell's  admin- 
istration, during  which  he  was  here  as  a  student. 


Editorial  Notes  39 

Col.  Cole's  article  on  "Trinity  Ante  Bellum"  reminds  us  that 
the  old  boys  were  pretty  much  like  the  younger  ones.  Why  will 
not  some  alumnus  of  the  '60's,  70' s,  '80's,  or  '90's  do  for  those 
decades  what  Col.  Cole  and  Mr.  Warren  have  in  this  issue 
done  for  the  boys  of  the  '50's  and  '00's?  Contribute  what 
memories  you  have,  and  we  may  combine  the  memories  of  sev- 
eral into  a  composite  article.  Who  has  some  memories  of  the 
old  "Main  Building"?  Who  has  memories  of  the  Colum- 
bian and  Hesperian  Literary  Societies?  Who  has  any  sug- 
gestion or  contribution  of  any  sort  for  the  Register?  Send 
it  in. 


Does  your  class  hold  a  re-union  this  commencement  at 
the  annual  banquet?  Why  don't  you  get  busy  and  see  how 
many  of  the  old  boys  will  come  back  with  you  for  the  occasion  ? 
What  about  the  class  of  1910  for  its  fifth  year  banquet,  or 
'05  for  its  tenth  year,  or  '95  for  its  twentieth,  or  '90  for  its 
twenty-fifth,  or  some  of  the  older  classes  still?  The  fewer 
there  are  left,  the  easier  to  get  together.  Remember  the  first 
Sunday  in  June  and  the  Tuesday  and  Wednesday  following. 


Blanks  have  been  sent  to  all  the  alumnae  by  Miss  Laura 
Drake  Gill,  Executive  Secretary  of  the  Committee  on  Organi- 
zation of  the  Co-ordinate  College  for  Women.  These  blanks 
call  for  information  which  will  be  used  in  the  directory  of  the 
women  students  of  the  College.  This  directory  will  be  pub- 
lished in  the  Register  just  as  soon  as  all  the  information  is 
available.  A  great  many  of  the  blanks  have  been  returned,  and 
all  the  alumnae  are  urged  to  give  the  information  requested  at 
an  early  date. 


The  steel  engraving  of  Dr.  Craven  which  appears  as  a 
frontispiece  in  this  issue  was  made  from  a  plate  purchased  in 
New  York  City  a  few  weeks  ago.  Mr.  D.  W.  Newsom,  treas- 
urer of  the  College,  received  notice  from  a  dealer  in  New 
York  that  he  had  a  plate  which  he  would  sell,  and  it  was  pur- 


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chased.  It  is  not  known  for  what  object  the  plate  was  made, 
but  it  is  evidently  more  than  sixty  years  old.  There  is  in  pos- 
session of  the  members  of  Dr.  Craven's  family  a  photograph 
taken  at  the  time  Dr.  Craven  attended  the  commencement 
exercises  at  Yale  College  some  time  in  the  fifties.  It  is  evident 
the  plate  was  made  from  a  photograph  taken  at  about  that 
same  time. 


Miss  Lila  B.  Markham,  '02,  president  of  the  Trinity  Col- 
lege Alumnse  Association,  joins  the  Register  in  urging  the 
alumnse  to  remember  the  annual  dinner  Tuesday,  June  8. 


The  "9019"  this  year  celebrates  its  twenty-fifth  anniversary 
by  a  grand  re-union  during  commencement  week.  The  order 
proclaims  as  one  of  its  first  principles  loyalty  to  Trinity  Col- 
lege: let  every  "9019"  man  remember  the  annual  alumni  ban- 
quet of  June  8  and  return  with  the  other  children  of  Trinity 
to  renew  this  loyalty. 


Would  it  not  be  an  excellent  thing  for  the  alumni  at  the 
annual  meeting  to  appoint  a  permanent  secretary  to  keep  in 
touch  with  Trinity  men  and  organize  local  associations  ?  Think 
the  matter  over  and  come  prepared  to  give  the  results  of  your 
thinking. 


You  are  urged  to  attend  the  annual  alumni  dinner  in  the 
gymnasium  Tuesday,  June  8.  Come  and  renew  the  associa- 
tions of  past  years.  It  will  do  you  good  to  mingle  again  with 
the  "boys"  of  the  old  days. 


ON  THE  CAMPUS 

The  annual  reception  given  by  the  local  Young  Men's 
Christian  Association  to  the  new  students,  was  held  this  year 
in  the  East  Duke  Building  Tuesday  evening,  September  15, 
1914.  The  occasion  furnished  an  early  opportunity  for  the 
new  students  to  become  acquainted  with  the  old  students  and 
the  faculty  and  to  be  introduced  to  much  of  college  life  and  its 
various  activities.  Professor  Eugene  C.  Brooks,  of  the  de- 
partment of  education,  was  toastmaster  and  called  on  Presi- 
dent William  P.  Few  and  representatives  of  the  various  stu- 
dent activities  who  responded  fittingly.  The  reception  was 
largely  attended  and  was  in  every  way  a  success. 


President  Few's  annual  opening  address  to  the  students  of 
the  College  was  made  Sunday  evening,  September  20,  in  Craven 
Memorial  Hall,  which  was  crowded  for  the  service.  Many  of 
the  local  churches  suspended  services  for  that  evening,  and 
several  of  the  church  choirs  of  the  city,  under  the  direction 
of  Mr.  T.  E.  Cheek,  furnished  music  for  the  occasion.  Presi- 
dent Few's  theme  was  the  real  function  of  a  college  in  mod- 
ern life. 


Benefactor's  Day,  October  3,  established  by  the  Board  of 
Trustees  in  1900  to  encourage  and  cultivate  the  spirit  of  benev- 
olence and  to  give  suitable  recognition  to  the  numerous  bene- 
factors of  the  College,  was  fittingly  observed  this  year  as  usual. 
Professor  William  R.  Webb,  co-principal  of  the  well-known 
Webb  School  of  Bell  Buckle,  Tenn.,  was  the  speaker  for  the 
occasion,  and  delivered  one  of  the  most  interesting  and  stimu- 
lating addresses  given  on  this  occasion  in  many  years.  His 
theme  was  more  or  less  general,  the  purpose  of  a  college  edu- 
cation receiving  most  consideration ;  but  the  urgency  of  educa- 


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tion  was  set  forth  at  the  outset  by  the  speaker's  timely  ref- 
erence to  the  wail  of  Hosea,  "My  people  are  destroyed  for  lack 
of  knowledge."  Regular  college  duties  were  suspended  for 
the  day,  and  a  large  number  of  students  and  people  from  the 
city  were  present  at  the  exercises  of  the  evening.  At  the  con- 
clusion of  the  address  President  Few  read  the  list  of  the  names 
of  those  who  had  made  donations,  large  or  small,  to  the  College 
during  the  past  year.  The  list  was  long  and  showed  that  the 
College  had  received  many  gifts  of  various  kinds  during  that 
time. 

A  series  of  open  lectures  on  the  present  European  War, 
by  various  members  of  the  college  faculty,  has  this  year  feat- 
ured the  program  of  public  lectures.  The  absorbing  interest 
in  the  general  subject  of  the  war,  its  causes,  progress,  and 
probable  outcome,  and  the  excellent  and  instructive  discus- 
sions of  specific  topics  connected  with  the  general  subject 
made  the  series  one  of  the  most  profitable  ever  given  here. 

Dr.  William  T.  Laprade,  of  the  department  of  history,  gave 
the  initial  lecture  of  the  series  Friday  evening,  September  25, 
his  subject  being  "The  Causes  Leading  Up  to  the  Present  Euro- 
pean Crisis."  In  this  lecture  he  pointed  out  that  the  war  was 
not  a  conflict  between  Slav  and  Teuton  but  the  outgrowth  of  an 
intense  rivalry  between  England  and  Germany.  He  did  not 
think  it  a  one-man  war,  for  the  time  has  passed,  he  said,  when 
one  man  can  precipitate  a  conflict  of  such  huge  proportions. 

The  second  lecture  of  the  series  was  given  by  Professor 
William  H.  Wannamaker,  of  the  department  of  German,  Fri- 
day evening,  October  30,  on  "The  German  Point  of  View." 
Professor  Wannamaker  showed  that  the  old  Prussian  concep- 
tion of  the  state  had  become  the  conception  of  Germany,  that 
Prussia's  expansive  ideas  had  caused  Germany  to  overfill  the 
narrow  limits  of  European  Germany  and  that  colonies  were 
naturally  sought.  The  colonies  had  to  be  protected.  England's 
jealousy  and  France's  anxiety  to  get  revenge  for  the  treatment 
she  received  from  Germany  in  1870  made  the  conflict  inevi- 
table. 


On  the;  Campus  43 

Professor  Albert  M.  Webb,  of  the  department  of  Romance 
Languages,  gave  the  third  lecture  in  the  series  Friday  evening, 
November  30,  on  "France  and  Her  Part  in  the  European 
War."  Professor  Webb  showed  that  social  conditions  in 
France  were  not  such  as  to  create  an  aggressive  policy.  Since 
1870  she  had  assumed  a  policy  of  reconstruction  on  scientific, 
educational,  and  agricultural  lines;  she  showed  no  spirit  of 
revenge  on  account  of  the  loss  of  Alsace-Lorraine,  but  entered 
the  war  solely  to  uphold  the  obligations  of  the  Triple  Entente. 

Dr.  William  H.  Glasson,  of  the  department  of  economics 
and  political  science,  gave  the  fourth  lecture  of  the  series  Fri- 
day evening,  February  26.  His  subject  was  "Some  Economic 
Effects  of  the  European  War  on  the  United  States."  Dr.  Glas- 
son pointed  out  that  one  of  the  principal  effects  which  the  war 
has  caused  in  this  country  is  the  blow  which  has  been  dealt  to 
the  cotton  industry  of  the  South.  He  showed  that  in  1913 
the  southern  states  produced  about  sixty-one  per  cent,  of  all 
the  cotton  grown  in  the  world  and  that  a  large  portion  of  this 
production  was  exported  to  the  six  European  countries  which 
went  to  war  in  August.  The  war,  in  this  particular  respect,  has 
placed  a  depressing  hand  upon  all  the  cotton  growing  states, 
though  conditions  in  the  last  two  months,  the  speaker  stated, 
had  become  noticeably  better,  due  to  the  fact  that  arrangements 
had  been  made  to  send  American  cotton  abroad.  Other  effects 
of  the  war  discussed  were  the  prosperity  brought  to  the  wheat- 
growing  states  in  the  West  and  Northwest,  the  large  number  of 
orders  placed  in  the  United  States  for  war  materials,  and  the 
effect  on  the  stock  market  in  causing  a  higher  rate  of  interest. 

The  public  was  invited  to  all  these  lectures,  and  large  crowds 
of  students  and  people  from  the  city  were  always  present.  The 
lectures  were  given  in  the  auditorium  on  the  second  floor  of 
the  East  Duke  Building. 


The  College  is  continuing  its  usual  service  to  the  community 
and  to  the  state  in  as  many  ways  as  possible.  One  of  the  ways 
is  through  the  public  lectures  which  are  given  by  the  members 


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of  the  faculty.  Early  in  September  Dr.  William  T.  Laprade, 
of  the  department  of  history,  gave  a  lecture  on  the  European 
War  before  the  members  of  the  Commonwealth  Club  in  Dur- 
ham; Dr.  William  H.  Glasson,  of  the  department  of  eco- 
nomics and  political  science,  addressed  the  same  organization 
later  on  the  subject  of  "The  Commission  Form  of  City  Gov- 
ernment"; Professor  William  H.  Wannamaker,  of  the  depart- 
ment of  German,  gave  a  lecture  in  November  to  the  citizens 
of  Cary  on  the  subject  of  the  European  War;  Professor  Rob- 
ert L.  Flowers,  of  the  department  of  mathematics  and  secre- 
tary of  the  College,  addressed  the  students  of  Weaver  College 
in  February ;  Dr.  Frank  C.  Brown,  of  the  department  of  Eng- 
lish, gave  a  lecture  on  "The  English  Ballad"  before  the  stu- 
dents of  the  East  Carolina  Teachers'  Training  School,  at 
Greenville,  in  February,  and  also  before  the  students  of  Salem 
Academy,  at  Winston-Salem,  in  March;  Professor  E.  C. 
Brooks,  of  the  department  of  education,  has  given  lectures  on 
various  educational  topics  in  Durham,  Hillsboro,  Newbern, 
Selma,  and  Wadesboro ;  and  Dr.  William  K.  Boyd,  of  the  de- 
partment of  history,  gave  a  lecture  on  "Local  History"  before 
the  North  Carolina  Literary  and  Historical  Association,  in 
Raleigh,  in  November. 

The  annual  inter-scholastic  declamation  contest,  which  is 
held  here  every  Thanksgiving  under  the  auspices  of  the  "9019," 
was  conducted  this  year  in  a  highly  satisfactory  manner  with 
very  gratifying  results.  Forty-three  contestants,  representing 
as  many  high  schools  in  this  and  adjoining  states,  attended  and 
presented  themselves  for  the  preliminary  on  Friday  morning, 
when  ten  men  were  selected  for  the  final  contest  that  evening. 
The  judges  in  the  final  contest  were  Mr.  E.  S.  W.  Dameron, 
of  the  Burlington  bar,  Rev.  H.  E.  Spence,  of  Sanford,  and  Mr. 
R.  P.  Reade,  of  the  Durham  bar.  The  winner  of  the  prize,  a 
beautiful  gold  medal  given  by  the  "9019,"  was  Edmund  Bur- 
dick,  of  the  Asheville  High  School.  His  subject  was  "The 
Chariot  Race"  from  Ben  Hur.  At  the  conclusion  of  the  contest 
an  informal  reception  and  luncheon  was  served  to  the  visiting 


On  the  Campus  45 

speakers,  their  accompanying  friends,  the  judges,  and  specially 
invited  guests.  Rev.  Harry  M.  North,  of  the  class  of  1899, 
served  as  toastmaster. 


The  annual  inter-society  debate,  held  usually  just  before 
the  Christmas  holidays  each  year,  was  held  in  Craven  Me- 
morial Hall,  Saturday  evening,  December  19.  The  judges 
were  Superintendent  E.  D.  Pusey,  of  the  Durham  City  Schools, 
and  Dr.  Carl  P.  Norris  and  Mr.  S.  W.  Minor,  also  of  Durham. 
The  question  was  "Resolved,  That  all  candidates  for  public 
office  directly  subject  to  popular  election  should  be  nominated 
in  direct  primaries."  The  Columbian  Society  defended  the 
affirmative  and  was  represented  by  Mr.  G.  W.  H.  Britt,  of 
Burnside,  Ky.,  Mr.  J.  S.  Cox,  of  Palmerville,  N.  C,  and  Mr. 
Horace  Grigg,  of  Lawndale,  N.  C.  The  Hesperian  Society 
was  represented  by  Mr.  J.  H.  Small,  Jr.,  of  Washington,  N. 
C,  Mr.  David  Brady,  of  Durham,  and  Mr.  W.  R.  Shelton,  of 
Asheville.  The  decision  was  won  by  the  Hesperians.  The 
same  spirit  revealed  on  former  occasions  was  present :  the 
Columbians  occupied  one  side  of  the  hall  and  the  Hesperians 
the  other,  and  each  society  heartily  supported  its  speak- 
ers with  cheers  and  yells  throughout  the  contest.  At  the  con- 
clusion of  the  debate  an  informal  reception  was  held  in  the 
Columbian  hall  in  honor  of  the  debaters  and  judges. 


Mr.  George  S.  Sexton,  Jr.,  of  Shreveport,  La.,  a  member 
of  the  sophomore  class,  represented  Trinity  in  the  State  Peace 
Oratorical  Contest  held  in  Raleigh  Friday  evening,  February 
19.  Mr.  B.  F.  Taylor,  of  Greenville,  a  member  of  the  senior 
class,  was  alternate.  Intercollegiate  debates  were  held  this 
year  at  Lexington,  Va.,  with  Washington  and  Lee  University 
and  at  Swarthmore,  Pa.,  with  Swarthmore  College.  Messrs. 
W.  R.  Shelton,  David  Brady,  and  J.  H.  Grigg  represented 
Trinity  at  Washington  and  Lee ;  and  Messrs.  G.  S.  Sexton,  Jr., 
A.  B.  Farmer,  and  B.  W.  Barnard  represented  the  College  at 
Swarthmore. 


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Dr.  Edward  Potts  Cheyney,  Professor  of  European  His- 
tory in  the  University  of  Pennsylvania,  was  the  speaker  here 
for  the  annual  civic  celebration  on  Washington's  Birthday. 
The  subject  of  his  address  was  "The  Agitator  in  History." 

Dr.  Cheyney  is  widely  known  for  his  long  service  as  uni- 
versity professor,  for  his  numerous  books  on  subjects  in  Euro- 
pean history,  particularly  English  history,  and  for  his  schol- 
arly attainments.  He  made  a  deep  impression  on  the  large  as- 
semblage in  Craven  Memorial  Hall.  A  luncheon  was  given  by 
the  faculty  in  his  honor  at  one  o'clock  at  the  Malbourne  Hotel, 
and  at  the  conclusion  of  his  address  in  the  evening  a  banquet 
was  given  by  the  "9019"  at  the  Commonwealth  Club,  when  Dr. 
Cheyney  was  guest  of  honor,  Rev.  Harry  M.  North,  pastor  of 
Memorial  Methodist  Church,  Durham,  acting  as  toastmaster. 


The  new  athletic  field,  located  in  the  northwest  part  of  the 
campus,  has  been  completed  and  is  being  used  for  the  first 
time  this  season.  The  old  field  in  the  northern  part  of  the 
campus  was  abandoned  to  make  way  for  future  expansion  of 
the  college  equipment  in  that  direction;  and  although  one  of 
the  best  athletic  fields  in  this  region  was  thus  lost,  the  new 
field,  only  recently  christened  by  the  first  inter-collegiate  con- 
test, promises  to  be  one  of  the  best  and  most  up-to-date  to  be 
found  in  the  entire  South. 

The  new  field  is  spacious,  containing  two  baseball  dia- 
monds, basketball  courts,  and  a  running  track.  It  is  surround- 
ed by  a  brick  wall  seven  feet  in  height,  and  is  furnished  with 
a  well-arranged  grandstand.  The  street  cars  of  the  city  pass 
the  main  entrance  to  the  grounds,  making  the  new  field  easily 
accessible  to  the  people  of  the  city. 

Athletic  interests  of  every  kind  have  grown  rapidly  during 
recent  years.  The  dozen  or  more  excellent  tennis  courts  fur- 
nish opportunity  to  a  large  number  of  students  who  love  this 
form  of  athletic  sport,  basketball  has  increased  in  interest,  and 
baseball  and  track  maintain  a  large  place  in  the  athletic  life 
of  the  College.     Trinity  this  year  has  three  men  on  the  all- 


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state  basketball  team,  and  her  prospects  in  other  forms  of  ath- 
letics are  rosy. 

Attendance  of  students  at  athletic  contests  has  been  notice- 
ably increased  this  year  due  to  the  new  athletic  fee  which  is 
being  paid  by  them  for  the  first  time  and  which  is  proving  a 
highly  satisfactory  way  of  solving  a  difficult  problem  in  local 
athletics. 

The  Coburn  Players,  who  have  on  previous  occasions  pre- 
sented Shakespearan  and  other  classical  plays  on  the  college 
campus,  will  be  here  for  three  engagements  beginning  May  11. 
They  will  again  use  the  open-air  stage  provided  some  years  ago 
on  their  first  appearance  here,  and  it  is  presumed  that  their 
plays  will  give  the  uniform  satisfaction  of  their  previous  ap- 
pearances here. 


COMMENCEMENT 

Commencement  exercises  will  be  held  this  year  from  Sun- 
day, June  6,  to  Wednesday,  June  9,  and  from  the  program 
which  is  announced  today  the  exercises  promise  to  be  of  espe- 
cial interest.  The  sermon  will  be  preached  by  the  Reverend 
James  Wideman  Lee,  D.  D.,  of  St.  Louis,  the  address  will  be 
delivered  by  Owen  Wister,  LL.  D.,  of  Philadelphia,  and  the 
alumni  address  will  be  given  by  Mr.  Bunyan  S.  Womble,  of 
Winston-Salem.  The  baccalaureate  address  will  be  delivered 
by  President  William  Preston  Few. 

The  Reverend  James  Wideman  Lee,  of  St.  Louis,  is  one  of 
the  most  distinguished  ministers  in  the  Methodist  Episcopal 
Church,  South.  He  has  occupied  some  of  the  most  important 
pastorates  in  the  whole  connection,  the  greater  part  of  his 
ministerial  work  having  been  done  in  Atlanta  and  St.  Louis. 
He  had  the  unusual  record  of  being  twice  pastor  of  Trinity 
Church,  Atlanta,  twice  pastor  of  Park  Street  Church,  Atlanta, 
and  three  times  pastor  of  St.  John's  Church,  St.  Louis.  He  has 
only  recently  completed  his  third  pastorate  at  St.  John's  and  is 
now  for  the  second  time  presiding  elder  of  the  St.  Louis  Dis- 


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trict.  In  1894  he  was  in  charge  of  an  expedition  sent  to  Pales- 
tine to  secure  material  for  an  illustrated  book,  "Earthly  Foot- 
steps of  Christ  and  His  Apostles."  He  is  the  author  of  "The 
Making  of  a  Man,"  which  has  been  translated  into  Japanese, 
Chinese  and  Korean  languages;  "Christ,  the  Reason  of  the 
Universe" ;  "The  Earthly  Footsteps  of  the  Man  of  Galilee"  ; 
"Henry  W.  Grady,  Editor,  Orator,  and  Man."  He  edited  the 
"Self-Interpreting  Bible";  "Illustrated  History  of  Method- 
ism"; "History  of  Jerusalem";  "The  Real  Uncle  Remus"; 
"Abraham  Lincoln";  "The  Religion  of  Science." 

Owen  Wister,  well-known  American  novelist  and  man  of 
letters,  will  make  the  commencement  address.  Mr.  Wister  is 
the  author  of  many  novels  as  well  as  contributor  of  much  prose 
and  verse  to  current  magazines.  Perhaps  his  best  known  writ- 
ings are  "The  Virginian,"  published  in  1902,  and  "Lady  Balti- 
more," a  story  of  Charleston,  South  Carolina,  published  in 
1906.  Mr.  Wister  graduated  in  1882  at  Harvard  College, 
where  he  also  studied  law.  He  was  later  admitted  to  practice 
in  the  city  of  Philadelphia,  but  since  1891  he  has  been  largely 
engaged  in  literary  work.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Board  of 
Overseers  of  Harvard  College,  and  has  kept  in  pretty  close 
touch  with  American  academic  life.  On  at  least  three  occa- 
sions he  has  made  addresses  at  foremost  American  universi- 
ties that  have  attracted  nation  wide  attention. 

Mr.  Wister  is  a  famous  author,  but  those  who  know  him 
esteem  him  most  for  his  fine  and  winning  personality.  He  has 
not  before  spoken  in  the  southern  states,  and  his  coming  to 
North  Carolina  will  be  a  literary  event  of  the  year. 

He  is  the  author  of  :  "The  Dragon  of  Wantley— His  Tail" ; 
"Red  Men  and  White";  "The  Jimmy  John  Boss";  "U.  S. 
Grant,  a  Biography";  "The  Virginian";  "Philosophy  4"; 
"Journey  in  Search  of  Christmas" ;  "Lady  Baltimore" ;  "The 
Seven  Ages  of  Washington" ;  "Members  of  the  Family." 

Mr.  B.  S.  Womble,  of  the  class  of  1904,  who  is  to  deliver 
the  alumni  address,  is  one  of  the  most  successful  of  the 
younger  generation  of  Trinity  men.  After  his  graduation,  he 
returned  to  Trinity  and  completed  the  law  course  in  the  school 


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of  law,  later  spending  a  year  in  the  law  school  of  Columbia 
University.  He  located  in  Winston-Salem  for  the  practice  of 
his  profession,  and  is  now  a  member  of  the  law  firm  of  Manly, 
Hendren,  and  Womble,  one  of  the  best  known  firms  in  the 
state.  Mr.  Womble  is  a  forceful  and  interesting  speaker  and 
a  loyal  and  devoted  son  of  the  College. 

Rev.  Harry  M.  North,  of  the  class  of  1899,  will  read  a 
poem  at  the  alumni  dinner.  During  his  undergraduate  days 
and  since,  Mr.  North  has  shown  himself  to  be  a  man  of  dis- 
tinct literary  gifts.  This  alumni  dinner  has  become  for  many 
of  the  former  students  the  most  enjoyable  feature  of  Com- 
mencement. It  will  be  held  this  year  at  one  o'clock  in  the 
Angier  Duke  Gymnasium  on  Tuesday,  June  8.  The  executive 
committee  of  the  association  is  making  arrangements  for  the 
largest  attendance  in  the  history  of  Trinity  commencements. 
After  the  dinner  comes  the  annual  business  session  of  the 
Association,  at  which  officers  will  be  elected  for  the  ensuing 
year.  The  present  officers  are:  president,  Lucius  S.  Massey; 
vice-president,  Jos.  G.  Brown ;  secretary,  M.  E.  Newsom,  Jr. ; 
chairman  of  the  executive  committee,  R.  L.  Flowers. 

The  executive  committee  of  the  Alumnae  Association  has 
not  finally  chosen  the  place  for  holding  the  annual  alumnae 
dinner,  but  this  dinner  also  will  take  place  Tuesday,  June  8, 
at  one  o'clock.  After  the  dinner  will  come  the  election  of 
officers  for  the  ensuing  year.  The  officers  at  present  are: 
Miss  Lila  B.  Markham,  '02,  president;  Mrs.  J.  P.  Lucas,  '05, 
first  vice-president;  Miss  Mamie  Jenkins,  '96,  second  vice- 
president;  Miss  Estelle  Flowers,  '14,  secretary  and  treasurer; 
Mrs.  Fannie  Carr  Bivens,  '96,  chairman  of  the  executive  com- 
mittee. 


ALUMNI  NOTES 

SOME  GEORGIA  BOYS  IN  TRINITY  BEFORE  1861 

C.  C.  HINES,  '61,  Helena,  Ga. 

Rev.  C.  C.  Andrews,  '58,  was  from  Liberty  County,  Geor- 
gia. He  taught  for  a  while  at  Hillsboro,  N.  C.,  then  returned 
to  Georgia  to  teach  at  Spring  Hill,  and  at  last  went  to  Bellton.. 
on  the  railroad  between  Atlanta  and  Charlotte.  Soon  after 
going  to  Bellton  he  had  a  stroke  of  paralysis  and  died  at  his 
post  of  duty.  He  was  a  noble  type  of  Christian  and  an  in- 
structive and  entertaining  preacher. 

C.  C.'s  brother,  S.  J.  Andrews,  '58,  joined  the  Confederate 
army  on  the  coast  of  Georgia  and  in  1864  came  to  us  above 
Richmond.  When  Generals  Sheridan  and  Custer  essayed  to 
reach  Richmond  by  a  dash  at  the  plank  road  from  the  north, 
we  met  them  at  Trevelyan  station,  and  S.  J.  Andrews  was 
killed  in  the  last  charge  as  the  enemy  fled. 

L.  W.  Andrews,  '59,  a  third  brother,  is  well-known  about 
Greensboro.  He  was  a  tutor  in  old  Trinity  and  made  an  effi- 
cient instructor.  He  finally  joined  Johnston's  army  and  was 
true  to  the  last.  After  the  war  he  married  Miss  Fannie  Og- 
burn  of  Greensboro  and  is  now  a  successful  business  man  in 
that  city. 

A.  B.  Gross,  ex-'60,  of  Bartow,  Georgia,  died  a  short  while 
after  returning  home  from  Trinity. 

J.  W.  Cheatham,  '59,  also  of  Bartow,  taught  school  a  while, 
then  entered  Lee's  army,  and  was  in  nearly  all  the  pitched  bat- 
tles in  Virginia,  Maryland,  and  Pennsylvania.  His  deep  per- 
sonal piety  and  simple  faith  through  all  the  campaigns  and 
deadly  conflicts  impressed  all  with  whom  he  came  in  contact. 
He  was  at  last  severely  wounded  but  reached  home  after  the 
surrender.  He  is  a  most  useful  worker  in  the  church  and  has 
declined  many  places  of  honor  to  serve  the  cause  of  Christ. 

W.  P.  Hardwick,  ex-'62,  of  Washington  County,  Georgia, 


Alumni  Notes  51 

the  father  of  one  of  our  Georgia  senators,  was  prominent  for 
many  years  in  his  section  of  the  state,  but  has  passed  over  now. 

L.  W.  Perdue,  '66,  from  near  Bartow,  is  also  dead. 

W.  T.  McArthur,  who  entered  in  1858  from  Lumber  City, 
Georgia,  took  part  in  the  Civil  War,  afterwards  studied  law, 
and  finally  became  the  greatest  real  estate  man  in  all  south 
Georgia.  He  was  a  very  progressive  farmer,  acquired  much 
property,  and  was  in  the  legislature  for  a  number  of  years.  He 
died  near  Lumber  City  about  ten  years  ago. 

James  McArthur,  from  near  Mt.  Vernon,  Georgia,  was 
also  an  excellent  citizen.    He  has  been  dead  two  years. 

James  Motley,  from  near  Lumber  City,  engaged  very  suc- 
cessfully in  farming  and  in  the  cypress  timber  business.  He 
died  about  two  years  ago. 

W.  H.  Matlock,  and  his  brother,  C.  H.  Matlock,  who  enter- 
ed in  1858  from  near  Lumber  City,  went  to  Texas  early  in 
1861. 

A.  C.  McRae,  entered  1859,  was  with  me  in  Virginia  nearly 
four  years  during  the  war.  He  afterwards  engaged  in  the 
commission  business  in  Savannah  until  his  health  failed.  He 
died  in  McRae  about  twenty  years  ago. 

A.  Q.  Moody,  '58,  of  Boston,  Georgia,  taught  school  many 
years  in  Thomas  County,  was  later  a  member  of  the  Georgia 
legislature  from  the  same  county,  and  wrought  a  good  work 
all  his  life.    He  died  about  two  years  ago. 

My  brother,  E.  H.  Hines,  of  Bryan  County,  Georgia, 
finished  the  course  of  study  but  very  conscientiously  declined 
to  accept  a  diploma,  though  it  was  kindly  offered  him.  He 
came  home,  finally  joined  Cobb's  Georgia  Legion,  was  pro- 
moted and  transferred  to  Bragg's  army,  and  was  killed  in  the 
battle  of  Perryville  in  Kentucky. 

I  also,  though  quite  young,  took  the  war  fever,  and  was 
with  Lee,  Stuart  and  Hampton  nearly  four  years.  I  came 
home  in  1865,  was  next  year  licensed  to  preach,  and  joined  the 
South  Georgia  Conference  in  1868. 


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A.  C.  McLennan,  who  entered  Trinity  in  1859,  is  a  success- 
ful business  man  and  lives  near  me  in  Helena.  It  affords  me 
pleasure  to  impart  even  a  little  information  of  the  dear  old 
boys.  Some  of  them  I  have  not  seen  since  they  left  Trinity, 
but  I  could  write  a  sketch  of  every  one. 


The  names  of  two  Trinity  men  have  been  mentioned  in  the 
recent  decisions  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  North  Carolina.  R. 
C.  Kelley,  '07  (Law  1907-09),  appeared  in  Ridge  v.  Norfolk 
Southern  Railroad  Company  decided  by  the  Supreme  Court 
December  16,  1914.  In  the  course  of  its  decision  the  court 
says :  "We  have  been  greatly  aided  in  this  case  by  the  able 
arguments  and  briefs  of  counsel  on  both  sides.  Mr.  Kelly  has 
satisfied  us,  by  his  clear  statement  of  the  facts  and  the  law 
and  the  citation  of  authorities,  backed  by  his  strong  and  lucid 
oral  argument,  that  the  views  we  have  expressed  are  the  cor- 
rect ones  and  applicable  to  this  case." 

Louis  G.  Cooper,  (Law  1911-13),  however,  has  evidently 
preserved  his  sense  of  humor  as  well  as  effective  presentation. 
For  in  James  vs.  A.  C.  L.  Railroad,  166  N.  C,  572,  which 
was  an  action  to  recover  damages  for  the  negligent  killing 
of  a  flock  of  geese  and  in  which  Mr.  Cooper  appeared  for  the 
defendant,  the  court  said  among  other  things:  "For  all  that 
appears,  the  geese  waddled  on  the  track  just  ahead  of  the 

engine They  have  too  much  dignity  or  are  too 

combative  to  flee  promptly  from  danger.  Besides,  as  Mr. 
Cooper  well  observed  in  his  argument,  'Can  the  engineer  de- 
termine what  are  the  negotiations  of  a  flock  of  geese  in  a  field 
or  even  on  the  track,  when  they  put  their  heads  together  ?'  " 


Walter  Pemberton  Andrews,  '87,  of  Atlanta,  Ga.,  was 
appointed  by  President  Wilson  as  United  States  Com- 
missioner-General to  the  Mediterranean  countries  and  the 
Balkan  states  in  behalf  of  the  Panama-Pacific  International 
Exposition. 


Alumni  Notes  53 

On  November  8,  1914,  in  his  office  in  Charlotte,  N.  C,  J. 
W.  Scroggs  was  found  dead  by  Rev.  T.  F.  Marr,  pastor  of 
Trinity  Methodist  Church.  Mr.  Scroggs  was  a  young  lawyer 
of  unusual  ability  and  was  the  son  of  Rev.  J.  R.  Scroggs  of 
the  Western  North  Carolina  Conference.  He  graduated  as 
valedictorian  of  the  class  of  1902. 


Among  the  successful  business  men  of  South  Carolina  is 
Hon.  J.  C.  Wilborn,  Mayor  of  Yorkville.  He  entered  Trinity 
in  1870  from  Randolph  county.  For  eight  years  he  was  rail- 
road commissioner,  filling  that  position  with  an  ability  and  a 
grasp  of  affairs  that  stamped  him  as  a  man  of  exceptional 
judgment  and  insight  into  state  affairs.  The  York  News  of 
recent  date  says  of  him: 

"Mr.  Wilborn  stands  among  the  most  reliable  business  men,  as 
well  as  among  the  broad-gauged  and  public  spirited  citizens  of  the 
town.  He  is  at  the  forefront  in  all  moves  promising  returns  to  the  town, 
while  his  practical,  business-like  views  and  aggressive  energy  consti- 
tute a  mainstay  when  real  work  for  the  town  is  to  be  done." 


Joseph  G.  Hoyle,  who  was  in  College  in  1890,  died  at  Fall- 
ston,  N.  C,  March  10  of  this  year.  In  1903  he  married  Miss 
Nellie  Philbeck  and  to  them  one  child,  Alexander,  was  born. 


Cards  have  been  issued  announcing  the  approaching  mar- 
riage of  Frederick  Williamson  Bynum  of  the  class  of  1904  to 
Miss  Florence  Page  of  Aberdeen,  N.  C,  daughter  of  Mr. 
Henry  A.  Page,  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 


Rev.  John  David  Pegram,  who  was  in  College  in  1869-70, 
died  at  Jonesboro,  N.  C,  January  17,  1915.  At  the  time  of  his 
death  he  was  a  superannuate  member  of  the  North  Carolina 
Conference,  which  he  joined  at  Reidsville  in  1886.  He  was  a 
brother  of  Prof.  W.  H.  Pegram  of  the  Trinity  faculty  and 
was  a  useful  and  efficient  servant  of  the  church.  At  one  time 
he  served  as  superintendent  of  public  instruction  for  Harnett 


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county,  and  in  1906  he  was  a  delegate  to  the  General  Confer- 
ence of  the  Methodist  church. 


In  the  legislature  of  1915  there  were  a  number  of  Trinity 
alumni  as  senators  and  representatives.  Among  these  were: 
J.  B.  Atwater  and  C.  M.  Muse  of  the  twenty-first  district, 
W.  F.  McCauley  of  the  twenty-second  district,  D.  F.  Giles  of 
the  thirty-third  district,  Fred  W.  Bynum  of  Chatham,  J.  E. 
Pegram  of  Durham,  P.  F.  Hanes  of  Forsythe,  L.  H.  Allred 
of  Johnston,  C.  B.  Deaver  of  Transylvania,  Byron  Conley  of 
McDowell,  N.  L.  Eure  of  Guilford,  and  M.  H.  Allen  of 
Wayne. 


At  Kingston,  N.  Y.,  on  the  night  of  December  20,  1914  oc- 
curred the  death  of  Rev.  L.  P.  Howard  of  the  class  of  1903. 
After  his  graduation  he  taught  in  the  Durham  city  schools  and 
in  1905  at  Wilson,  N.  C,  joined  the  North  Carolina  Confer- 
ence. At  the  time  of  his  death  he  was  pastor  of  Memorial 
Methodist  Church  in  Durham.  He  was  regarded  as  a  strong 
and  eloquent  preacher  of  the  gospel,  and  his  death  was  a  great 
loss  to  the  College  and  to  his  church.  He  left  a  wife,  who  was 
Miss  Nan  Goodson,  '06,  and  two  little  girls. 


The  College  sustained  a  distinct  loss  in  the  death  of  Rev. 
John  Nelson  Cole  at  Charlotte,  N.  C,  on  the  morning  of  Janu- 
ary 1,  1915.  For  many  years  prior  to  his  death  he  served  on 
the  Board  of  Trustees  and  was  ever  interested  in  the  welfare 
of  the  College.  Since  1907  he  had  been  superintendent  of  the 
orphanage  at  Raleigh.  He  had  also  several  times  served  his 
church  as  delegate  to  the  General  Conference. 


Robert  Melvin  Gantt,  '09,  and  a  student  in  the  law  school 
1909-11,  was  married  in  December  to  Miss  Catherine  Claywell 
of  Morganton.  Mr.  Gantt  is  a  member  of  the  law  firm  of 
Fry,  Gantt,  and  Fry,  of  Bryson  City,  N.  C. 


Alumni  Notes  55 

"The  Master  of  the  Red  Buck  and  Bay  Doe"  is  the  title  of 
an  historical  romance  of  the  revolutionary  period  written  by 
William  Laurie  Hill.  The  book  was  illustrated  by  Russell 
Spain  Henderson,  ex-'13.  Mr.  Henderson  has  held  positions 
as  cartoonist  on  several  well  known  newspapers.  He  is  an 
artist  of  exceptional  ability.  At  present  he  is  illustrator  for 
the  American  Issue  Publishing  Company  of  Westerville,  Ohio. 
The  American  Issue  is  the  organ  of  the  Anti-Saloon  League 
of  America. 


A.  D.  Barnes,  ex-'97,  has  been  elected  superintendent  of  the 
Methodist  Orphanage  at  Raleigh.  At  the  time  of  his  election 
Mr.  Barnes  was  pastor  of  the  Methodist  church  at  Beaufort, 
N.  C. 


The  Chanticleer,  the  annual  publication  issued  by  the  stu- 
dents of  the  College,  has  this  year  been  dedicated  to  Senator 
F.  M.  Simmons,  73. 


Samuel  Bobbitt  Underwood,  '06,  has  been  elected  superin- 
tendent of  schools  for  Pitt  County.  In  addition  to  his  work 
in  the  county  he  is  a  teacher  in  the  department  of  education  in 
the  East  Carolina  Teachers'  Training  School  at  Greenville, 
N.  C. 


Senator  Lee  S.  Overman,  '74,  has  accepted  an  invitation  to 
go  to  the  Hawaiian  Islands  as  a  member  of  a  congressional 
committee  which  goes  for  the  purpose  of  inspection  and  study 
of  these  islands.  This  committee  will  be  the  guest  of  the 
Hawaiian  government.  Senator  Overman  expects  to  return  in 
time  for  the  Trinity  commencement. 


After  a  lingering  illness  that  necessitated  two  trips  to  the 
Johns  Hopkins  Hospital  Edward  Coley  Matthews,  who  entered 
Trinity   College  in   1892,   died   at  the  hospital   in   Baltimore 


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March  21.     He  was  employed  in  the  city  tax  collector's  office 
and  had  a  host  of  friends  in  Durham. 


Announcement  has  been  made  of  the  engagement  of  Angier 
Buchanan  Duke,  class  of  1905,  to  Miss  Cordelia  Drexel-Bid- 
dle,  of  Philadelphia.    The  wedding  is  to  take  place  April  28. 


Rev.  Plato  Durham,  '95,  who  was  a  professor  in  the  de- 
partment of  Biblical  Literature  in  Trinity  College  for  a  num- 
ber of  years,  and  who  received  the  degree  of  Doctor  of 
Divinity  from  Trinity  at  the  last  commencement,  is  now  Dean 
of  the  Theological  School  in  Candler  University,  Atlanta,  Ga. 


ATTENTION,  1890 
The  class  of  1890  is  arranging  to  hold  a  re-union  at  com- 
mencement this  year.  All  the  members  of  the  class  who  can 
attend  will  please  notify  William  Franklin  Wood,  Marion,  N. 
C.  The  members  of  this  class  wish  to  celebrate  the  twenty- 
fifth  anniversary  of  their  graduation.  Special  reservation  will 
be  made  for  the  members  of  the  class  at  the  alumni  dinner, 
Tuesday,  June  8.  All  who  attend  will  be  expected  to  march 
in  the  academic  procession  to  Craven  Memorial  Hall,  where 
special  seats  will  be  reserved.  Not  only  the  graduates  but  non- 
graduates  who  were  members  of  the  class  are  invited. 


ATTENTION,  "9019" 
The  "9019"  holds  a  quarter-centennial  re-union  during 
commencement  week.  Let  every  member  return  to  the  Col- 
lege for  this  occasion.  For  further  information  as  to  the 
plans  write  either  B.  W.  Barnard  or  Talmage  Stutts,  College 
Station,  Durham,  N.  C. 


Alumni  Notes  57 

TRINITY  MEN  IN  JAPAN 

In  this  issue  there  appears  a  photograph  of  the  Trinity- 
College  men  who  are  engaged  in  ministerial  work  in  Japan. 
The  photograph  from  which  the  cut  was  made  was  taken  at  the 
annual  conference  in  Kyoto  in  1914. 

Stephen  Alexander  Stuart,  A.  B.  '00,  A.  M.  '04,  was  prin- 
pal  of  a  high  school  in  Stanley  county  1900-02.  He  was  elected 
instructor  in  history  at  Trinity  Park  School  and  served  until 
1904.  He  then  attended  the  Yale  Divinity  School  for  two 
years.  He  was  married  to  Miss  Lilian  Bridges  in  1906  and 
sailed  for  Japan  in  September  of  that  year.  He  was  principal 
of  Palmone  Institute  in  Kobe  1906-09.  This  is  a  night  school 
for  young  business  men  conducted  for  the  purpose  of  teaching 
them  English,  business  methods,  typewriting,  and  the  English 
Bible.  There  are  about  400  students  in  attendance.  Mr. 
Stuart  engaged  in  evangelistic  work  in  the  province  of  Yam- 
aguchi  1909-12.  From  1912  to  1914  he  was  superintendent  of 
the  Hiroshima  district  and  was  located  in  Hiroshima,  a  city 
of  150,000  inhabitants.  He  returned  to  America  and  is  now 
taking  graduate  work  in  the  University  of  Chicago.  He 
expects  to  return  to  Japan  soon. 

Gakuzo  Kubota  entered  Trinity  College  in  1908,  and  was 
a  student  for  one  year.  He  attended  the  Theological  Depart- 
ment of  Vanderbilt  University.  He  returned  to  Japan  in  1911. 
Since  that  time  he  has  been  pastor  of  the  chapels  of  Hiroshima 
circuit,  and  pastor  at  Okayama,  a  city  of  90,000  inhabitants. 
Rev.  W.  A.  Wilson,  a  member  of  the  Western  North  Caro- 
lina Conference,  whose  son  and  daughter  are  students  at  Trin- 
ity, began  work  in  this  city  in  1910,  and  Mr.  Kubota  is  asso- 
ciated with  him.  He  is  doing  a  splendid  work  among  the 
young  men  in  this  educational  center. 

Nicholas  Sneathen  Ogburn,  '05,  was  engaged  in  ministerial 
work  in  the  Western  North  Carolina  Conference,  and  was  for 
some  time  connected  with  Piedmont  Industrial  School  at 
Charlotte.  He  then  attended  the  Theological  Department  of 
Vanderbilt  University.     He  went  to  Japan  as  a  missionary  in 


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1912.  He  was  located  at  Matsuyama  1912-14  for  language 
study.  He  is  now  engaged  in  evangelistic  work  on  the  island 
of  Shikoku.  He  has  made  splendid  progress  in  the  study  of 
the  Japanese  language  and  is  meeting  with  success  in  his 
evangelistic  work. 

Tokio  Kugimiya,  '04,  was  for  eight  years  pastor  of  the 
Hiroshima  Church,  which  was  built  up  rapidly.  He  was  bucko, 
or  district  superintendent,  for  the  Hiroshima  district  of  the 
Japan  Methodist  Church  during  this  time.  In  1912  he  was 
appointed  pastor  of  the  West  Osaka  church,  where  he  is  now 
working.  He  is  one  of  the  most  influential  men  of  the  West 
Conference  of  the  Japan  Methodist  Church,  and  is  one  of  its 
best  preachers.  About  two  years  ago  his  health  became  impair- 
ed, but  it  is  now  much  better.  He  is  editor  of  The  Glad  Tidings, 
a  splendid  little  paper  which  is  made  possible  by  the  aid  of  a 
number  of  his  friends  in  North  Carolina.  This  paper  has  a 
large  circulation  and  is  a  strong  evangelizing  agency. 

Zensky  Hinohara,  A.  B.  '04,  A.  M.  '05,  returned  to  Japan 
and  was  made  pastor  of  the  West  Osaka  Church.  After  three 
years  he  returned  to  America  and  was  a  student  at  Union 
Theological  Seminary,  1910-12.  He  then  returned  to  Japan 
and  was  appointed  pastor  of  the  Oita  Church.  This  is  one  of 
the  oldest  churches  in  Japan,  and  Mr.  Hinohara  is  doing  a 
fine  work. 


The  following  portion  of  a  letter  written  President  Few  by 

a  member  of  the  class  of  1907  may  find  a  responsive  chord  in 

the  hearts  of  many  other  alumni: 

March  25,   1915. 
My  dear  Dr.  Few: 

I  know  you  are  too  busy  to  read  letters  unless  they  are  of  a 
business  nature,  but  I  just  felt  that  I  must  write  a  word  about  affairs 
in  general.  This  letter  does  not  demand  your  time  for  an  answer,  for 
I  shall  take  it  for  granted  that  you  appreciate  whatever  your  men  on 
the  line  throughout  the  country  think  of  you  and   their  college. 

"I  merely  wanted  to  congratulate  the  College  on  the  opening  of  the 
new  athletic  field  and  the  splendid  victory  with  which  you  christened 
it.     I  trust  that  the  banner  shall  wave  triumphantly  over  it  on  many 


Alumni  Notes  59 

an  occasion.  However  if  it  waves  in  defeat,  I  shall  know  that  it  went 
to  its  defeat  gamely,  and  I  would  rather  see  it  go  down  gamely  and 
clean  in  defeat  than  to  boast  state  championship  through  methods 
and  men  such  as  I  have  known  in  other  places.  I  keep  up  with  the 
'boys'  with  just  as  much  interest  as  in  the  old  days,  and  while  'it's 
a  long,  long  way  to  Tipperary,'  my  heart's  there. 

"I  also  wish  to  congratulate  you  on  the  program  for  commence- 
ment. Through  no  lack  of  interest,  but  by  force  of  circumstances, 
I  had  thought  perhaps  I  should  be  compelled  to  leave  that  looked-for 
treat  off  this  year ;  but  I  don't  see  how  any  Trinity  man  can  afford  to 
miss  what  you  have  to  offer.  It  appears  to  me  to  be  about  the  best 
feast  that  you  have  offered  to  the  public  recently,  and  when  I  say 
YOU  I  of  course  mean  to  say  that  it  is  the  best  treat  that  has  been 
offered  to  the  North  Carolina  public  lately;  for  I  am  still  prejudiced 
enough  (if  an  intense  loyalty  may  be  termed  prejudice)  to  believe 
that  Trinity  has  always  played  as  fair  with  the  public  as  any  Southern 
college,  and  has  usually  excelled  all  others  in  the  menu  offered  at 
commencement. 

"I  trust  that  the  grind  of  the  springtime  will  not  wear  away  the 
heart  and  nerve  of  the  men  behind  the  guns.  I  know  something  of  the 
wear  and  tear  of  trying  to  make  things  go  during  the  baseball  days. 
My  best  wishes  are  yours  and  my  envious  sympathy  belongs  to  every 
man  who  teaches  on  a  day  like  this  and  knows  that  at  four  o'clock 
the  umpire  will  call  'play  ball'." 


LETTERS  FROM  LOCAL  ASSOCIATIONS 

[Communications  for  this  department  should  be  addressed 
to  C.  L.  Hornaday,  Trinity  Alumni  Register,  Durham,  N. 
C,  and  for  the  July  number  ought  to  be  received  by  him  not 
later  than  June  20.  If  you  have  no  local  Trinity  College 
Alumni  Association,  organize  one ;  write  the  Register  for  sug- 
gestive constitutions  and  plans  of  organization.] 

BUNCOMBE  COUNTY  ASSOCIATION 

Members  of  the  Buncombe  County  Alumni  Association  are  arrang- 
ing to  hold  an  elaborate  banquet  here  sometime  during  next  month  or 
early  in  May  at  which  they  will  hear  an  address  by  a  member  of  the 
faculty  of  the  College  or  some  prominent  son  of  Trinity.  The  decision 
to  hold  the  banquet  was  reached  at  a  recent  meeting  at  Central  Metho- 
dist Church  at  which  Professor  Robert  L.  Flowers  was  the  principal 
speaker,  being  invited  by  the  local  alumni  to  meet  with  them  when  it 


60  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

was  learned  that  he  would  visit  Asheville  en  route  to  Durham  from 
Weaverville,  where  he  spoke  to  the  students  of  Weaver  College. 

Although  the  fact  that  Professor  Flowers  could  meet  with  the 
Trinity  alumni  was  known  but  a  short  time  in  advance  of  the  gather- 
ing, a  good  sized  crowd  of  the  former  students  of  the  College  gathered 
to  hear  him  and  thoroughly  enjoyed  his  remarks.  He  told  of  plans 
for  bringing  the  alumni  into  closer  touch  with  each  other  and  expressed 
appreciation  of  the  spirit  of  co-operation  shown  by  the  Buncombe 
Trinity  men  in  efforts  to  make  the  publication  of  the  Trinity  Alumni 
Register  successful. 

The  decision  to  hold  the  banquet  was  reached  following  the  address 
of  the  visiting  educator,  and  indications  are  that  the  event  will  be 
one  of  unusual  enjoyment  and  great  success.  Donald  S.  Elias,  Rev. 
E.  M.  Hoyle,  and  Jacob  Londow  have  been  named  as  members  of  the 
committee  to  make  preparations  for  the  event,  and  they  hope  to  be 
able  to  announce  the  definite  program  within  the  very  near  future. 
The  banquet  will  be  held  at  some  local  hotel  and  in  addition  to  the 
guest  of  honor,  a  number  of  local  alumni  of  Trinity  will  make  short 
addresses  on  appropriate  subjects. 

The  Buncombe  Alumni  Association  is  planning  greater  activities 
in  the  future  than  have  characterized  the  organization  in  the  past, 
and  a  movement  is  now  under  way  looking  to  the  holding  of  frequent 
meetings  of  a  business  and  social  nature  at  which  former  Trinity 
students  will  exchange  campus  experiences  and  plan  to  aid  their  A'ma 
Mater.  Zeb  F.  Curtis  is  president  of  the  association,  while  Robert  C. 
Goldstein  is  secretary.  A  large  percentage  of  the  Trinity  alumni  are 
enrolled,  and  it  is  the  determination  of  the  officers  and  members  to 
put  forth  every  effort  to  get  every  Buncombe  County  man  who  former- 
ly attended  Trinity  enrolled  as  a  member  of  the  association. 

The  members  were  delighted  at  an  opportunity  to  hear  Professor 
Flowers  and  extended  him  a  vote  of  thanks  following  the  meeting. 
Among  those  who  participated  in  the  discussion  as  to  the  best  methods 
of  arousing  greater  interest  in  the  alumni  association  following  his  ad- 
dress were  Rev.  Robert  Ferguson,  Dr.  L.  W.  Elias,  Frank  M.  Weaver, 
Robert  C.  Goldstein,  Rev.  E.  M.  Hoyle,  Donald  S.  Elias,  Bernard  S. 
Elias,  T.  B.  Harris,  Jacob  Londow,  Robert  Brown,  A.  C.  Goodman, 
and  Rev.  J.   H.   Barnhardt. 

I  might  add  that  Trinity  men  were  active  in  the  recent  commission 
form  of  government  campaign  which  was  waged  at  Asheville,  two  of 
those  who  took  a  leading  part  in  the  fight  on  the  proposed  change  in 
the  management  of  the  affairs  of  the  municipality  being  Zeb  F.  Curtis 
and  Donald  S.  Elias.  The  latter  was  a  member  of  the  campaign  com- 
mittee formed  to  fight  the  proposed  bill,  and  he  was  one  of  the  most 
active  figures  in  the  pre-election  fight.  Mr.  Elias  has  played  an  im- 
portant part  in  the  political  life  of  Asheville  during  the  past  few  years, 


Alumni  Notes  61 

managing  the  campaign  of  Mayor  J.  E.  Rankin,  which  resulted  in  the 

latter's  handsome  victory  over  the  combined  forces  of  two  opposing 

candidates. 

.   ,      .„      XT    ^  T.  B.  HARRIS,  ex-'ll,  Cor.  Sec. 

Asheville,  N.  C, 

March  20,  1915. 


REGISTER  OF  FORMER  STUDENTS 

[This  first  issue  of  the  Register  is  the  culmination  of 
plans  formed  several  years  ago.  More  than  five  years  ago 
work  was  begun  to  secure  information  about  all  old  students 
of  the  College  in  order  that  a  complete  directory  might  be 
issued.  A  considerable  amount  of  work  had  been  done,  but 
all  the  material  gathered  was  lost  in  the  fire  which  destroyed 
the  Washington  Duke  Building  in  1911.  It  was  necessary  to 
begin  again.  The  Alumni  Association  appointed  a  committee 
of  which  M.  T.  Plyler,  '92,  was  chairman,  and  the  alumni  are 
greatly  indebted  to  him  and  those  who  worked  with  him  in 
securing  information  about  the  old  students.  The  executive 
committee  has  undertaken  the  task  of  completing  this  work. 
This  has  been  no  small  task,  but  the  committee  wishes  to  ex- 
press its  sincere  appreciation  of  the  help  it  has  received  from 
the  alumni  and  others.  The  Trinity  men  are  scattered  all  over 
the  world,  and  in  many  cases  it  has  been  difficult  to  secure 
the  correct  addresses.  Beginning  in  this  issue  the  Register 
will  publish  in  installments  a  directory  of  all  former  students; 
and  when  all  the  necessary  information  has  been  secured,  this 
will  be  issued  in  book  form  and  a  copy  sent  to  every  subscriber. 
Of  course  mistakes  will  be  made,  and  it  is  desired  that  correct- 
ions be  made.  In  many  cases  the  information  is  not  as  com- 
plete as  it  should  be.  It  is  requested  that  every  one  who  has 
not  given  all  the  data  asked  for  will  send  it  in  at  once. 

The  records  show  that  hundreds  of  former  students  have 
died,  but  in  many  instances  the  committee  has  been  unable  to 
secure  full  information  about  these.  It  is  earnestly  requested 
that  all  who  can  give  facts  about  the  Trinity  men  who  have 
died  will  do  so.  It  is  the  wish  to  make  the  proposed  volume  a 
collection  of  information  about  the  living  and  the  dead.  All 
information  for  this  department  should  be  sent  to  R.  L. 
Flowers,  Chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee,  Trinity  Col- 
lege Alumni  Association.] 


Register  oe  Former  Students  63 

Abbreviations:  b.,  the  date  of  birth;  e.,  the  time  of  matriculation,  and 
the  address  at  that  time;  t.,  the  length  of  time  in  college;  m.,  the 
maiden  name  of  wife;  p.,  the  positions  held  and  other  facts;  o.,  present 
occupation. 

Adams,  Blake  Brady:  b.  Oct.  22,  1861;  e.  Jan.,  1884,  Little  River 
Academy,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Florence  Bandy ;  o.  general  merchant, 
cotton  manufacturer,  dealer  in  cotton  and  fertilizer.  Address:  Four 
Oaks,  N.  C. 

Adams,  Gaston  Troy:  b.  Sept.  27,  1864;  e.  Jan.,  1886,  Little  River 
Academy,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '89;  B.  D.  (Theol.  Dept.  Vanderbilt  Univ.); 
m.  Mary  Gibbs ;  p.  supt.  graded  school  of  Newbern,  1889-93 ;  student 
Vanderbilt  Univ.,  1893-97;  joined  the  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in 
1897:  o.  presiding  elder,  Elizabeth  City  District.  Address:  Elizabeth 
City,  N.  C. 

Adams,  Henry  B.:  b.  Jan.  26,  1849;  e.  Sept.,  1867,  Carthage,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  70 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Fannie  Person ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1885 ; 
state  senate,  1887;  director  of  state  penitentiary,  1889-93;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.    Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Allen,  Oliver  Hicks  Harrison:  b.  Mar.  20,  1850;  e.  Jan.,  1868, 
Kenansville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  71 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Sarah  C.  Moore ;  p.  attorney- 
at-law,  Kinston,  N.  C. ;  solicitor  Superior  Court,  10  yrs.;  judge  Superior 
Court,  18  yrs.;  o.  judge  Superior  Court.    Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

Allen,  William  Reynolds  :  b.  Mar.  26,  1860 ;  e.  Jan.,  1876,  Kenans- 
ville, N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Martha  Middleton  Moore ;  p.  attorney-at- 
law,  Goldsboro,  N,  C;  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1893,  1899,  1901; 
chmn.  Judiciary  Com.  H.  R.,  1893,  1901 ;  chmn.  Railroad  Commission 
Com.,  1899;  judge  Superior  Court,  8  yrs.;  o.  Associate  Justice  N.  C. 
Supreme  Court.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Allred,  Barzillai  C:  b.  Mar.  10,  1849;  e.  Jan.,  1869,  Cedar  Falls, 
N.  C. ;  t.  one  term;  m.  (1)  Sallie  J.  Rives,  (2)  Dora  Kimball;  p. 
teacher,  10  yrs. ;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1893 ;  o.  pastor, 
Youngsville  Circuit.    Address:  Youngsville,  N.  C. 

Alspaugh,  Robert  Lee:  b.  Nov.  27,  1868;  e.  Aug.,  1886,  Winston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Maggie  Endsley;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Winston- 
Salem,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.  2. 

Anderson,  Albert:  b.  Oct.  18,  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1879,  Eagle  Rock, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Pattie  Rountree  Woodard ;  p.  physician, 
Wilson,  N.  C. ;  pres.  Tri-State  Med.  Soc. ;  mem.  N.  C. 'Board  Med. 
Examiners;  med.  director,  Jefferson  Standard  Life  Ins.  Co.;  o.  Supt. 
State  Hospital.    Address:  State  Hospital,  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Andrews,  Thomas  Winborn  :  b.  July  7,  1832 ;  e.  Sept.,  1854,  Eden, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Amy  E.  Spence;  p.  farmer.  Retired.  Address: 
Ashboro,  N.  C. 


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Andrews,  Waiter  Pemberton:  b.  June  7,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1884, 
Norwood,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '87 ;  m.  Leontine  Chisholm ;  p.  mem.  state 
legislature  of  Ga. ;  U.  S.  Commissioner  General  to  the  Mediterranian 
Countries  and  Balkan  States  in  behalf  of  the  Panama  Pacific  Int. 
Exposition ;  official  of  several  fraternal  organizations ;  o.  attorney-at- 
law.    Address:  Atlanta,  Ga. 

Ashby,  James  Monroe:  b.  Feb.  18,  1851;  e.  Jan.,  1878,  Mt.  Airy, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Laura  Victoria  Patterson ;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1883;  o.  pastor,  Elm  City.  Address:  Elm 
City,  N.  C. 

Austin,  Isham  J.:  b.  Oct.  2,  1851;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  Black  Hawk, 
Miss.;  A.  B.,  73;  m.  Kate  Jordan;  p.  county  attorney;  county  judge; 
o.  attorney-at-law.     Address:  Rockwall,  Texas. 

Bailey,  Robert  William:  b.  Aug.  11,  1857;  e.  Sept.,  1881,  Dayton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs. ;  m.  Frances  Maria  Cunninggim;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1894;  o.  pastor,  Warrenton  Station.  Address:  War- 
renton,  N.  C. 

Barker,  John  James  :  b.  Jun.  9,  1867 ;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Milton,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Bettie  West;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1888; 
transferred  to  W.  N.  C.  Conf.  in  1899  and  back  to  N.  C.  Conf.  in 
1914;  conf.  evangelist;  o.  pastor,  Richmond  Circuit.  Address:  Rock- 
ingham, N.  C. 

Barringer,  John  A.:  b.  Aug.  30,  1851;  e.  Sept.,  1868,  Greensboro, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '72 ;  A.  M. ;  p.  mayor  of  Greensboro  3  terms ;  mem.  N. 
C.  legislature  3  terms ;  presidential  elector,  1892 ;  o.  attorney-at-law. 
Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Bassett,  John  Spencer:  b.  Sept.  10,  1867;  e.  Aug.,  1886,  Golds- 
boro,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '88;  Ph.D.,  '94  (Johns  Hopkins);  m.  Jessie 
Lewellyn;  p.  prof,  of  history,  Trinity  Coll.,  1893-1906;  editor  South 
Atlantic  Quarterly,  1902-5;  lecturer,  Yale,  1907-8,  New  York  Univ., 
1909;  mem.  Am.  Hist.  Association.  Author:  Constitutional  Beginnings 
of  North  Carolina;  Slavery  and  Servitude  in  Colony  of  North  Caro- 
lina; The  Regulators  of  North  Carolina;  Anti-Slavery  Leaders  of 
North  Carolina;  Slavery  in  the  State  of  North  Carolina;  The  Federal- 
ist System;  Life  of  Andrew  Jackson;  A  Short  History  of  the  United 
States.  Editor:  Writings  of  Colonel  William  Byrd,  of  Westover,  in 
Virginia;  o.  head  of  history  department,  Smith  Coll.  and  prof.  Am. 
hist,  on  the  Sydenham  Clark  Parsons  Foundation.  Address:  41  West 
Street,  Northampton,  Mass. 

Beckwith,  Bosworth  Clieton:  b.  Oct.  2,  1859;  e.  Jan.,  1879, 
Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Iola  Bledsoe;  p.  N.  C.  Com'r  Internal 
Improvements,  14  yrs.;  county  attorney  for  Wake  Co.,  3  terms;  o. 
attorney-at-law,  county  attorney.     Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 


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Beckwith,  Robinton  Baily  :  b.  July  8,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1878,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  W.  Bryan;  p.  physician  for  thirty  years;  o. 
traveling  representative.     Address:   Black  Mountain,   N.   C. 

Bell,  James  Ardrey  :  b.  Sept.  12,  1866 ;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Pineville, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '86;  B.  L.,  '89  (Univ.  of  Va.)  ;  m.  Jessie  Spencer;  o. 
attorney-at-law.     Address:   Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Benson,  James  Madison  :  b.  Dec.  12,  1853 ;  e.  Aug.,  1871,  Lake 
Comfort,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  (1)  Sarah  S.  Boomer,  (2)  Annie  Wil- 
liams; p.  teacher  for  10  yrs.;  county  superintendent  of  schools;  jus- 
tice of  peace;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1897;  o.  pastor, 
Carthage  Circuit.    Address:  Carthage,  N.  C. 

Betts,  James  Russell  :  b.  Apr.  25,  1863 ;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Kenans- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  terms;  m.  Lois  Thomas  Autry;  o.  registered  pharma- 
cist.   Address:  Macon,  N.  C. 

Blair,  Isaac  Clarkson  :  b.  Nov.  13,  1848 ;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Bush 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Delphinia  Newlin ;  p.  prin.  Springfield  School, 
Sylvan  Academy,  Woodland  Academy;  teacher  Raleigh  graded  school, 
4  yrs.;  treas.  N.C.  Anti-Saloon  League;  sec.  Wake  Co.  Board  of 
Charities,  16  yrs.;  o.  teacher  in  State  School  for  the  Blind.  Address: 
Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Blair,  Zebedee  Franklin:  b.  Aug.  14,  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  B.  S.  '83;  m.  Theo.  Burton;  p.  teacher;  o.  insurance.  Address: 
Conway,  Arkansas. 

Bobbitt,  Wm.  Allen:  b.  Dec.  20,  1855;  e.  Sept.,  1872,  Oxford, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Annie  Lizzie  Burch;  p.  mayor  of  Oxford,  grand- 
master I.  O.  O.  F.,  captain,  major,  lieut.-col.,  col.,  3d  Reg.,  N.  C.  S.  G. ; 
o.  leaf-tobacco  dealer.    Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

Bonner,  Robert  Tripp:  b.  Oct.  7,  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Durham's 
Creek,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term ;  m.  Rebecca  Tripp ;  o.  genealogist,  civil 
engineer,  farmer.    Address:  Aurora,  N.  C. 

Bowles,  James  Archie:  b.  Apr.  26,  1858;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Winston, 
N.  C;  A.B.,  '83;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1883;  o. 
pastor,  Forest  City.     Address:  Forest  City,   N.  C. 

Bradshaw,  George  Samuel  :  e.  Jan.,  1873,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  76 ; 
A.M.;  m.  Louise  McCullock;  p.  mayor  of  Ashboro;  mem.  N.  C. 
legislature,  1881 ;  pres.  N.  C.  Peace  Asso. ;  clerk  of  Superior  Court, 
Randolph  Co. ;  trustee  of  Univ.  of  N.  C.  for  8  yrs. ;  formerly  trustee 
Trinity  Coll. ;  trustee  Carnegie  Library,  Greensboro,  N.  C. ;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.     Address:   Greensboro,  N.   C. 

Bradshaw,  Michael:  b.  Dec.  18,  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Trinity,  N. 
C;  A.  B.,  78;  D.  D.,  '14;  m.  Mary  Whitehurst;  p.  teacher;  editor; 
lawyer;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1891;  mem.  Board  of 
Trustees,  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  pastor,  Wilson  Station.  Address:  Wilson, 
N.  C. 


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Bradshaw,  Wm.  Gaston:  b.  Feb.  23,  1856;  e.  Jan.,  1871,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  75 ;  m.  Sallie  B.  Johnston ;  p.  cashier  Citizens  Nat. 
Bank;  mayor  of  High  Point  2  terms;  vice-pres.  C.  N.  Bank;  mem. 
Board  of  Trustees,  Trinity  College;  o.  postmaster.  Address:  High 
Point,   N.  C. 

Bradsher,  James  S.:  b.  June,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Leasburg,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Sallie  Vail  Thompson ;  p.  bank  cashier  since  1890 ;  o. 
cashier  Union  Bank.     Address:  Oxford,  N.  C. 

Bradsher,  Walter  :  b.  Aug.  31,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Bushy  Fork, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Katye  Hester;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Hurdle  Mills, 
N.  C. 

Brame,  William  Anderson:  b.  Aug.  31,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1882, 
Trinity,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  hospital  steward  U.  S.  N. ;  o.  traveling  sales- 
man.   Address:  Rocky  Mount,  N.  C. 

Branson,  Eugene  Cunningham  :  b.  Aug.  6,  1861 ;  e.  Sept.,  1878, 
Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  A.M.  (honorary)  ;  A.M.  (Peabody  Normal 
Coll.);  m.  Lottie  Lanier;  p.  prin.  high  sch.,  Raleigh;  supt.  pub.  schs., 
Wilson,  N.  C.  and  Athens,  Ga. ;  prof,  pedagogy,  Ga.  Normal  and  In- 
dustrial Sch. ;  pres.  State  Normal  Sch.  of  Ga.  Editor :  Georgia  Home 
and  Farmstead;  Ga.  Edition  Arnold's  Waymarks  for  Teachers;  Bran- 
son's Common  School  Spellers;  Johnson's  Readers;  Farm  Life  Studies 
in  the  South;  Univ.  of  N.  C.  News  Letter.  Author:  Methods  of 
Teaching  Arithmetic ;  Methods  of  Teaching  Reading  and  Spelling; 
Page's  Theory  and  Practice  of  Teaching  (Revised)  ;  o.  prof,  rural 
economics  and  sociology,  Univ.  of  N.  C. ;  Field  Agent  for  N.  C.  for 
the  office  of  Markets  and  Rural  Organization,  Dept.  Agr.,  Washing- 
ton, D.  C,  1914.    Address:  Chapel  Hill,  N.  C. 

Braswell,  Wm.  Thomas  :  b.  Apr.  27,  1853 ;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Whitakers, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  graduate  V.  M.  I.,  76;  m.  (1)  Marion  Astor,  (2) 
Jessie  M.  Cutchin ;  p.  mem.  county  board  of  education ; ,  county  com- 
missioner; o.  banker  and  farmer.     Address:   Whitakers,   N.  C. 

Broom,  Robert  Houston:  b.  July  1,  1860;  e.  Aug.,  79,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '81 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Sue  Council ;  p.  teacher  for  8  yrs. ;  mem. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1889;  pastor  and  presiding  elder;  o. 
pastor,  Warrenton.     Address:  Warrenton,  N.  C. 

Brower,  James  Fletcher:  b.  Dec.  13,  1856;  e.  Jan.,  1874,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  78;  A.M.,  '81;  m.  (3)  Annie  Orrell  Eaton;  p.  prin.  of 
Boys  School,  Salem,  N.  C.  for  21  years ;  prin.  Clemmons  high  school. 
Retired  to  country  home.    Address:  Clemmons,  N.  C. 

Brower,  Rueus  A. :  b.  May  16,  1860 ;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  1880,  Brower's 
Mills,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Lee  Smith;  o.  book-keeper.  Address: 
Concord,  N.  C. 

Brown,   James   Milton:   b.   July  30,    1851;   e.   Sept.,    1872,   Cole's 


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Mills,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  75 ;  m.  Mattie  C.  Anderson ;  p.  enrolling  clerk 
N.  C.  General  Assembly,  1883,  '85,  '87,  '89;  chief  clerk  House  Rep., 
1891-93;  mem.  House  Rep.,  1899;  nominated  by  Dem.  party  for 
State  Senator,  1906,  but  withdrew  on  account  of  failing  health;  o. 
attorney-at-law.    Address:  Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Brown,  Joseph  Giee:  b.  Nov.  5,  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Raleigh,  N.  C.; 
t.  V/z  yrs. ;  m.  Alice  Burkhead;  p.  pres.  Citizens  Nat.  Bank;  pres. 
Raleigh  Savings  Bank  and  Trust  Co. ;  pres.  National  Currency  Asso. 
of  N.  C. ;  mem.  Board  of  Trustees,  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  banker.  Address: 
Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Brown,  Samuel  Weedon:  b.  Dec.  7,  1843;  e.  Feb.,  1866,  High 
Point,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '69;  A.M.;  m.  Maggie  Mock;  p.  local  minister;  o. 
pastor,  Laurel  Springs  Circuit.     Address:  Sparta,  N.  C. 

Bundy,  Jesse  David:  b.  Dec.  12,  1859;  e.  Jan.,  1874,  Laurinburg, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  78;  m.  (1)  Annie  Petteway,  (2)  Katie  Bizzell;  p.  county 
supt.  of  schools,  Richmond  Co.;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since 
1891;  presiding  elder  2  yrs.;  o.  pastor,  Grace  Church.  Address:  Wil- 
mington, N.  C. 

Bynum,  James  Ward:  b.  Mar.  26,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1873,  Locksville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  two  terms;  m.  Mary  A.  Williams;  p.  justice  of  peace;  notary 
public ;  merchant ;  tobacco  buyer ;  o.  newspaper  correspondent.  Ad- 
dress: Waynesville,  N.  C. 

Bynum,  Wieeiam  Preston  :  b.  Aug.  1,  1861 ;  e.  Jan.,  1881,  German- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83;  m.  Mary  Fleming  Walker;  p.  solicitor  of  5th 
Judicial  District  of  N.  C. ;  judge  of  Superior  Court;  trustee  Univ.  of 
N.  C. ;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address :  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Cameron,  Evan  Dhu:  b.  Feb.  26,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1878,  Rockingham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  graduate  of  Dick  and  Dillard's  law  school;  m.  Clara 
Williams;  p.  attorney-at-law;  city  attorney;  pastor  of  several 
churches;  Territorial  Superintendent  of  Public  Instruction,  Oklahoma; 
first  State  Superintendent  of  Public  Instruction,  Oklahoma;  trustee  of 
Anti-Saloon  League  of  America;  mem.  Amer.  Peace  Commission; 
vice-pres.  of  Southern  Baptist  Convention ;  o.  pastor,  Baptist  Church, 
Claremore.    Address:  Claremore,  Oklahoma. 

Carpenter,  Jesse  AeeEn  :  b.  July  6,  1858 ;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Ansonville, 
N.  C;  Ph.B.,  '86;  m.  (1)  Mattie  Ratliff,  (2)  Margaret  L.  Alford; 
p.  teacher;  farmer;  o.  insurance  writer.     Address:  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

Carr,  James  Owen:  b.  Jan.  17,  1839;  e.  Jan.,  1839,  Teacheys'  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Ann  Wells;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Rosehill,  N.  C. 

Causey,  Robert  E. :  b.  Apr.  27,  1866;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  High  Point, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Leonora  Emma  Remfry;  p.  pres.  Empire  Plaid 
Mills ;  sec.  and  treas.  Cramer  Cotton  Mills ;  o.  contracting  plumber. 
Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 


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Cecil,  Chas.  A. :  b.  July  29,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1878,  High  Point,  N.  C. ; 
t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Lou  Teague;  p.  teacher;  agent;  minister;  o.  pres.  M.  P. 
Ch.,  N.  C.  Conf.     Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Chaffin,  Leonidas  Martin  :  b.  Dec.  31,  1863 ;  e.  Jan.,  1884,  Fayette- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Nora  Lane  Campbell;  p.  teacher;  joined 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1887;  o.  pastor,  Fayetteville  Circuit 
Address:  Fayetteville,  N.  C. 

Chaffin,  Thomas  N. :  b.  July  6,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Mocksville, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  m.  (1)  Pattie  E.  Reid,  (2)  Ida  F.  Betts;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.    Address:  Mocksville,  N.  C. 

Cheatham,  Clifton  Boswell  :  b.  Jan.  26,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887, 
Oxford,  N.  C. ;  t.  2^4  yrs.;  m.  Lolla  Raney;  o.  pres.  C.  B.  Cheatham 
Co.,  Louisburg,  N.  C,  mgr.  J.  P.  Taylor  Leaf  Tobacco  Co.,  Henderson- 
ville,  N.  C.    Address:  Henderson,  N.  C. 

Choice,  John  Benjamin:  b.  May  20,  1834;  e.  Feb.,  1857,  Snow 
Creek,  Va. ;  A.  B.,  '61 ;  A.  M. ;  p.  asso.  edit.  Gainesville  (Tex.)  Hes- 
perian, 1874 ;  teacher ;  deputy  grand-master  I.  O.  O.  F.  of  Texas ;  o. 
farmer.    Address:  Whitesboro,  Grayson  Co.,  Texas. 

Coble,  Henry  Leonidas  :  b.  July  11,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1881,  Pleasant 
Garden,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '84 ;  m.  Laura  Anna  Hatch ;  p.  traveling  salesman 
for  wholesale  drug  co.  for  15  yrs.;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Pleasant 
Garden,  N.  C. 

Cole,  James  Reid:  b.  Nov.  17,  1839;  e.  Sept.,  1857,  Greensboro,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '61 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Mary  Parrish  King ;  p.  private,  sergeant,  ad- 
jutant, colonel,  C.  S.  A;  moved  to  Texas  in  1866;  prof.  McKenzie 
Coll. ;  prin.  Masonic  Female  Seminary ;  pres.  North  Texas  Female 
Coll. ;  pres.  Texas  A.  M.  Coll. ;  pres.  Classical  and  Military  School, 
Dallas,  Texas ;  mem.  Tex.  legislature,  4  terms.  Author :  Seven  De- 
cades of  My  Life;  Miscellany.  Retired.  Address:  2300  Ross  Ave., 
Dallas,  Texas. 

Colson,  Thomas:  b.  June  24,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  Norwood,  N.  C; 
t.  3lA  yrs. ;  m.  Mamie  J.  Dunlap ;  o.  real  estate,  insurance,  brick-manu- 
facturing.   Address:  Norwood,  N.  C. 

Coltrane,  Nereus  Elbridge  :  b.  Feb.  24,  1850 ;  e.  Aug.,  1872,  Glades- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '76 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Ida  May  Gannaway ;  p.  principal  of 
high  school,  Hillsville,  Va.,  1876-77 ;  pres.  Marvin  Coll.,  Oskaloosa, 
Kan.,  1878;  member  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1877;  o.  pastor, 
Mt.  Gilead,   N.  C.     Address:   Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. 

Corbin,  George  Craghead:  b.  Mar.  1,  1856;  e.  Jan.,  1875,  Hills- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term ;  m.  Anna  R.  Newton ;  p.  mayor,  Hillsboro, 
N.  C. ;  mayor,  N.  Danville,  Va. ;  o.  tobacconist.    Address:  Danville,  Va. 

Crisp,  Burgess  Gaither:  b.  July  9,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Lenoir, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3}i  yrs. ;  m.  Maggie  Hodges ;  p.  principal  of  various  high 


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schools ;  four  times  county  supt.  of  schools,  Dare  Co. ;  o.  attorney-at- 
law.    Address:  Manteo,  N.  C. 

Cutchin,  Walter  T.:  b.  Oct.  31,  1855;  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Tarboro,  N. 
C. ;  B.  S.,  '79;  m.  Lizzie  Lentz;  p.  pastor;  merchant;  farmer;  contrac- 
tor; o.  boarding-house  keeper.    Address:  Chapel  Hill,  N.  C. 

Daniel,  Samuel  Gareand  :  b.  Oct.  16,  1861 ;  e.  Jan.,  1879,  Halifax, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2^2  yrs. ;  m.  Lizzie  A.  Bost ;  p.  read  law  under  R.  O.  Burton 
at  Halifax,  then  under  Dick  and  Dillard  at  Greensboro ;  county  attor- 
ney for  Warren  Co.;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Littleton,  N.  C. 

Davis,  Aepheus  C. :  b.  Mar.  11,  1853;  e.  Sept.,  1865,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Martha  E.  Teer;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Haw  River,  N.  C, 
R.  F.  D.  1. 

Davis,  E.  Craven  :  b.  Sept.  30,  1849 ;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Lizzie  Faucette  Johnston ;  p.  trustee  of  church ;  school 
committeeman;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Haw  River,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.  1. 

Davis,  Edward  Hiee:  b.  July  3,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Louisburg,  N. 
C;  A.  B.,  '80;  m.  Mattie  W.  Dodamead;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.  since  1886;  pastor  and  presiding  elder;  o.  pastor,  Jackson,  N. 

C.  Address:  Jackson,  N.  C. 

Dileon,  James  Williamson:  b.  Mar.  2,  1854;  e.  Aug.,  1870,  Bruns- 
wick, Ga. ;  t.  3l/i  yrs.;  m.  Jennie  C.  Mcintosh;  p.  post-master;  aide  to 
Gov.  Candler  of  Ga. ;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Thomasville,  Ga. 

Doub,  Landon  L. :  b.  Oct.  26,  1853;  e.  Sept.,  1867,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  72;  m.  Pattie  Anderson;  p.  county  com'r;  board  of  overseers; 
justice  of  the  peace;  o.   farmer.     Address:  Knightdale,  N.  C,  R.  F. 

D.  2. 

Dowd,  Jerome:  b.  March  18,  1864;  e.  Jan.,  1882,  Charlotte,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs.;  A.M.,  '98;  p.  prof.  soc.  and  econ.  Trinity  Coll.,  1893  to  1901, 
Univ.  of  Wis.  1901-07;  o.  prof,  sociology  and  economics,  Univ.  of 
Oklahoma.     Address:   Norman,  Oklahoma. 

Dowd,  Willis  Bruce  :  b.  Dec.  3,  1861 ;  e.  Jan.,  1877,  Charlotte,  N.  C.  ; 
A.  B.,  '81;  p.  candidate  for  judge  of  municipal  court  of  New  York  in 
1906;  com.  water  supply  of  New  York,  3  yrs.;  commissioned  by  gov. 
to  try  sheriff  of  Suffolk  Co.  in  1913;  director  N.  Y.  county  lawyers 
association,  3  yrs.;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address:  141  Broadway,  New 
York  City. 

Downum,  James  Monroe:  b.  June  8,  1860;  e.  Mar.,  1881,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '85;  m.  Maggie  Lewis  Kimbro ;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1885;  prin.  Belwood  and  Weddington  academies; 
prof.  Davenport  Coll. ;  o.  prof.  Appalachian  Training  School.  Ad- 
dress: Boone,  N.  C. 

Durant,  Charles  Owen:  b.  Sept.  6,  1858;  e.  Jan.,  1885,  Trinity, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Geneva  A.  Edgerton;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E. 


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Ch.,  S.  in  1882;  o.  pastor,  Snow  Hill  Circuit.  Address:  Snow  Hill, 
N.  C. 

Earnhardt,  William  Crawford:  b.  Jan.  4,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1881, 
Concord.N.  C;  A.  B.,  '84;  A.M.;  m.  Charlotte  Lee  Willcox;  p.  teacher; 
book-keeper ;  vice-pres.  Greenville  Cotton  Mills  Co. ;  o.  fruit-grower. 
Address:  Port  Orange,  Fla.  (Nov.  to  Jun.),  Oakhurst,  Greenville,  S. 
C,  R.  F.  D.  5  (Jun.  to  Nov.) 

Edwards,  Benjamin  W. :  b.  July  22,  1858 ;  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Snow 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term;  m.  Mary  E.  Pollard;  p.  justice  of  peace; 
sheriff  of  Greene  Co.,  1898-1909;  chmn.  of  board  of  county  com'rs; 
mayor  of  Snow  Hill;  o.  farmer.     Address:  Snow  Hill,  N.  C. 

Edwards,  Henry  Clay:  b.  Feb.  25,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Hookerton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Annie  F.  Albritton;  o.  real  estate.  Address:  Kin- 
ston,  N.  C. 

Emery,  Charles  Franklin  :  b.  June  12,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Yazoo, 
Miss.;  A.  B.,  73;  A.M.,  77;  m.  Mamie  J.  Case;  p.  attorney-at-law ; 
mem.  Mississippi  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1884;  o.  presiding  elder, 
Newton  District.    Address:  Newton,  Miss. 

English,  Nereus  Clark:  b.  Jun.  28,  1850;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  74 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Virginia  Bouldin ;  p.  supt.  Greensboro 
graded  schs. ;  county  supt.  of  schs. ;  mem.  N.  C.  legislature;  prof. 
Trinity  Coll.;  supt.  Newton  State  Normal;  farmer.  Retired.  Ad- 
dress: Trinity,  N.  C. 

English,  Wm.  Frank:  b.  May  3,  1844;  e.  Sept.,  1859,  Trinity,  N. 
C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Florence  Lof  tin ;  p.  teacher ;  merchant ;  mem.  Wayne 
Co.  board  of  education  18  yrs.;  o.  fruit  and  produce  broker.  Address: 
Mount  Olive,  N.  C. 

Eure,  Hilleard  Manly  :  b.  Jun.  14,  1861 ;  e.  Jan.,  1885,  Stanhope, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Miss  Privette,  (2)  Miss  McCoy;  p.  joined  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1886  ;  transferred  to  St.  Louis  Conf.,  in 
1889  and  served  as  pastor  and  presiding  elder ;  transferred  back  to 
N.  C.  Conf.,  in  1900;  o.  pastor,  Red  Springs  Circuit.  Address:  Red 
Springs,  N.  C. 

Everett,  Daniel  Hamer:  b.  Jun.  22,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Clio,  S. 
C. ;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  m.  Annie  Campbell;  p.  farmer;  local  preacher,  1892- 
1906;  joined  S.  C.  Conf.,  of  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1906;  o.  pastor,  Latta 
Circuit.    Address:  Floyd  Dale,  S.  C. 

Everett,  John  F. :  b.  July  30,  1850;  e.  Sept.,  1868,  Rockingham, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  m.  (1)  Rachel  C.  Cole,  (2)  Mary  E.  Steed;  p.  mayor 
of  Bennettsville,  S.  C. ;  director  Richlands  Cotton  Mills;  trustee  of 
city  schools ;  bank  director ;  o.  farmer.     Address :  Bennettsville,  S.  C. 

EzzELL,  John  David:  e.  Jan.,  1881,  Grantham's  Store,  N.  C. ;  A.  B., 
'85;  m.  (1)  Brownie  L.  Johnson,  (2)  Eula  May  Weeks;  p.  prin.  Belle- 


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voire  high  sch.,  Glencoe  high  sch.,  Dunn  high  sch. ;  county  supt.  for  12 
yrs. ;  o.  county  supt.  of  schools.     Address:  Dunn,  N.  C. 

Finch,  Samuel  Winborne:  b.  Jan.  12,  1863;  e.  Sept.,  1879,  Han- 
nersville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83 ;  m.  Lillie  Eleanor  Springs ;  p.  teacher ; 
register  of  deeds ;  co.  chmn.  Dem.  ex.  com. ;  mayor  of  Lexington,  N. 
C,  6  yrs. ;  mem.  board  of  education ;  mem.  State  Dem.  ex.  com. ;  o. 
real  estate;  politician.     Address:  Lexington,  N.  C. 

Fink,  James  Clarence  :  b.  Mar.  23,  1858 ;  e.  Jan.,  1877,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2y2  yrs. ;  m.  Kate  J.  Winecoff ;  p.  book-keeper  for  several 
general  stores;  o.  accountant;  city  tax  collector.  Address:  Concord, 
N.  C. 

Fleming,  Wm.  A.:  b.  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Greenville,  N.  C;  t.  2yrs.; 
m.  Mary  Elizabeth  Best;  o.  farmer;  insurance  agent.  Address:  Has- 
sell,  N.  C. 

FonvillE,  Edward  Brice  :  b.  Aug.  20,  1857 ;  e.  Aug.,  1875,  Duck 
Creek,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Malvina  Hatch;  p.  farmer;  merchant;  o. 
salesman.    Address:  Mt.  Olive,  N.  C. 

Foscue,  Kenneth  F.:  b.  Mar.  23,  1860;  e.  Jan.,  1880,  Maysville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2Y-2  yrs. ;  p.  supt.  of  schools,  Jones  Co. ;  o.  clerk,  A.  C.  L.  R.  R. 
Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

Franklin,  Richard  Gwyn  :  b.  1845;  e.  Feb.,  1868,  Elkin,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Anna  V.  Harris ;  p.  state  senator,  1885 ;  post-master  at 
Elkin ;  civil  engineer  on  E.  and  A.  R.  R.,  etc. ;  o.  farmer  and  civil  en- 
gineer.   Address:  Elkin,  N.  C. 

Frazier,  Cyrus  Picket  :  b.  Aug.  25,  1853 ;  e.  Nov.,  1874,  Bush  Hill, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  77 ;  A.  M.,  79 ;  m.  Loncetta  Churchill ;  p.  professor  of 
French  and  German,  Trinity  Coll.,  1878-79;  supt.  Greensboro  graded 
schools,  1880-87 ;  director  Southern  Life  and  Trust  Co. ;  trustee  of 
Guilford  Coll.;  o.  real  estate  dealer.  Address:  313  West  Washington 
St.,  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Frazier,  Rueus  Winston:  b.  Oct.  19,  1849;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Bush 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Delia  E.  Moss;  p.  register  of  deeds,  Randolph 
Co.,  6  yrs.;  book-keeper;  teacher;  o.  mgr.  lumber  mfg.  plant.  Address: 
Troy,  N.  C. 

Freeman,  Needham  Price:  b.  May  15,  1850;  e.  Sept.,  1868,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Aulena  Adelle  Blick ;  p.  minor  civil  offices ;  o. 
farmer.    Address :  Petersburg,  Va. 

Frost,  James  D. :  b.  Dec.  29,  1836 ;  e.  Sept.,  1856,  Mocksville,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  D.  R.  Stikeleather ;  p.  teacher ;  farmer ;  three  years  in 
army,  C.  S.  A.;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Mocksville,  N.  C. 

Gannon,  John  W. :  b.  July  25,  1862;  e.  Jan.,  1879,  Fremont,  N.  C; 
t.  4%  yrs.;  m.  Kerman  Overby;  o.  salesman.  Address:  Montgomery, 
Ala. 


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Gaylord,  Asa  Owen:  b.  July  23,  1857;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Plymouth, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  78;  A.M.;  m.  Julia  S.  Woodson;  p.  mayor  of  Plymouth; 
recorder  in  criminal  court;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address:  Plymouth, 
N.  C.     (Died  Jan.  31,  1915.) 

Gibbs,  John  Thomas:  b.  Sept.  10,  1848;  e.  Jan.,  1868,  Henderson, 
N.  C;  t.  1J4  yrs. ;  D.  D.,  Emory  Coll.,  Ga.;  m.  Wallace  C.  Overbaugh; 
mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1874;  o.  presiding  elder,  Fayette- 
ville  District.     Address:  Fayetteville,   N.  C. 

Gibbs,  Wm.  Kelly:  b.  Nov.  29,  1848;  e.  Aug.,  1863,  Smith  Grove, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '69;  A.M.,  72;  m.  Pattie  A.  Meador;  p.  professor  of  an- 
cient languages,  Burritt  Coll.;  pres.  Highland  Coll.,  Tenn. ;  county 
surveyor  Davie  and  Rockingham  counties  for  10  yrs.  each ;  county 
superintendent  of  schools,  Rockingham  Co.;  o.  farmer.  Address: 
Reidsville,  N.  C. 

Gibson,  James  Preston  :  b.  Jan.  6,  1857 ;  e.  Sept.,  1873,  Bennetts- 
ville,  S.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Margaret  Lenora  McRae ;  p.  mem.  S.  C.  legis- 
lature 6  yrs.;  notary  public;  justice  of  peace;  grand  sec.  S.  C.  prohibi- 
tion movement;  editor  Pee  Dee  Advocate  for  several  years;  mem. 
of  Governor's  military  staff  with  rank  of  Colonel ;  o.  newspaper  and 
commercial  secretary.     Address:  Bennettsville,    S.   C. 

Giles,  E.  S.  F.:  b.  July  25,  1857;  e.  Jan.,  1873,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  78;  m.  Annie  Shadrach ;  p.  attorney-at-law  for  thirty  years:  o. 
attorney-at-law.    Address:  Greenwood,  S.  C. 

Gray,  George  Gardner:  b.  Nov.  24,  1843;  e.  Jan.,  1867,  Bush  Hill, 
N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Julia  E.  Porter;  p.  overseer  public  road;  justice 
of  peace;  o.   farmer.     Address:  Glenola,  N.  C. 

Gregson,  J.  C:  b.  Sept.  25,  1870;  e.  Jan.,  1887,  Randleman,  N.  C; 
t.  2lA  yrs.;  m.  Mabel  Lee  Hadley;  p.  sec.  and  treas.  cotton  manufac- 
turing co.;  o.  cotton  manufacturer.     Address:  Siler  City,  N.  C. 

Groome,  John  A.:  b.  Nov.  6,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Lenox  Castle,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Pearl  B.  Dunlap;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Greensboro, 
N.  C. 

Groome,  W.  J. :  b.  Aug.  24,  1862 ;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Thompsonville,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2l/2  yrs.;  m.  Ada  Ballinger;  o.  farmer  and  stock-raiser.  Address: 
Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Groome,  Zachariah  LEE:  b.  Nov.  24,  1864;  e.  Jan.,  1882,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Minnie  Armfield;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Greensboro, 
N.  C,  R.  F.  D,  3. 

Guthrie,  James  Orin  :  b.  Sept.  23,  1855 ;  e.  Jan.,  1875,  Kimbolton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  \]/2  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Miss  Whitehurst,  (2)  Miss  Stubbs;  p. 
entered  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  1879;  o.  life  insurance  agent;  min- 
ister, superannuated.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Guthrie,  Michael  Cronly:  b.  Dec.  14,  1850;  e.  Jan.,  1863,  Smith- 


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ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term ;  m.  Elizabeth  Lord  Williams ;  o.  superinten- 
dent of   schools,  Brunswick  Co.  Address:   Southport,   N.   C. 

Hales,  William  Streety  :  b.  Jan.  15,  1856 ;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Charlotte, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Julia  Beckwith  Shell;  p.  student  in  Theological 
Dept.  Vanderbilt  Univ.  1878-79;  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  at 
Wilson  in  1879;  o.  pastor,  Gibsonville.    Address:  Gibsonville,  N.  C. 

Hankins,  Alfred  J.:  b.  Sept.  5,  1840;  e.  Sept.,  1857,  Wilmington, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Mattie  A.  Thomas ;  o.  minister  and  merchant. 
Address:  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Harper,  Charles  Thomas  :  b.  Aug.  10,  1872 ;  e.  Aug.,  1885,  South- 
port,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Jessie  G.  Zimmerman;  p.  supt.  of  health,  Wil- 
mington, N.  C. ;  lecturer  on  minor  surgery,  Baltimore  Univ.  3  yrs. ; 
mem.  N.  C.  State  Board  of  Medical  Examiners;  surgeon  S.  A.  L.  Ry. ; 
prop.  Harper's  Sanatorium;  o.  surgeon.    Address:  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Harper,  Fred:  b.  Jan.  13,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Southport,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '91;  B.  L.  (Univ.  of  Va.),  '95;  m.  Carrie  Warwick  Daniel;  o. 
attorney-at-law.    Address:  Lynchburg,  Va. 

Harris,  Stephen  Albion  :  b.  Feb.  7,  1833 ;  e.  Sept.,  1849,  Jerusalem, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Annie  J.  Hicks;  p.  teacher;  o.  colporteur.  Address: 
Taylorsville,  N.  C. 

Harris,  William  Randall:  b.  Oct.  24,  1856;  e.  Jan.,  1880,  El 
Dorado,  N.  C. ;  t.  2y2  yrs. ;  m.  Laura  Brower ;  p.  clerk  Superior  Court, 
Montgomery  Co.,  1886-95 ;  sec.  and  treas.  Bell  &  Harris  Furniture 
Co.,  Concord,  N.  C. ;  o.  traveling  salesman.  Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Harrison,  Thomas  Satterwhite:  b.  July  22,  1842;  e.  Jan.,  1858, 
Purley,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  m.  (1)  Adeline  Slade,  (2)  Bell  Slade,  (3) 
Mary  Burkholder;  p.  mem.  Co.  "A",  13th  Regt.  N.  C.  state  troops,  C. 
S.  A.;  mem.  Senate  and  House  of  Reps,  of  N.  C.  legislature;  clerk  in 
State  Auditor's  office;  mayor  of  Milton;  justice  of  the  peace  for  fifty 
years;  o.  farmer.     Address:  Blanch,  N.  C. 

Hines,  Carolin  Clay:  b.  Dec.  29,  1840;  e.  Sept.,  1858,  Hinesville, 
Ga. ;  A.  B.,  '61 ;  m.  Margaret  A.  Galbraith ;  p.  entered  Confederate 
army  in  1861,  and  served  until  the  surrender;  joined  the  South  Georgia 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1868;  o.  superannuated  minister,  Helena.  Ad- 
dress: Helena,  Ga. 

Hines,  Peter  Edmund  :  b.  June  14,  1852 ;  e.  Sept.,  1872,  Elm  City, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs;  m.  (1)  Mary  Garrett,  (2)  Sarah  Craton ;  o.  dentist; 
sec,  treas.,  and  general  manager  of  Cambridge  Hospital.  Address: 
Cambridge,  Maryland. 

Hodges,  John  Daniel:  b.  Oct.  11,  1844;  e.  Aug.,  1869,  Jerusalem, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  73;  A.M.;  A.  B.,  Yale;  m.  Sarah  Augusta  Thompson; 
p.  joined  Confederate  army  and  served  under  Stuart  and  Hampton; 
prin.   of   high   schools    at   Monroe,    Raleigh,    and    Newbern;    prof,    of 


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Greek,  Trinity  Coll.;  county  supt.  of  schools,  Davie  Co.;  o.  teacher  and 
farmer.     Address:   Mocksville,  N.   C. 

Holmes,  George  Washington:  b.  Feb.  11,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1876, 
Nicholson,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '80;  m.  Mary  E.  Foust;  p.  principal  of  high 
school,  15  yrs. ;  mem.  board  of  education  of  Alamance  and  Davidson 
counties;  o.  minister,  Meth.  Prot.  Church.    Address:  Graham,  N.  C. 

Horne,  Joshua  Lawrence,  Sr.  :  b.  Jan.  24,  1853;  e.  Sept.,  1871, 
Joyner's  Depot,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Lula  Caroline  Parker;  o.  farmer. 
Address:  Rocky  Mount,  N.  C. 

Houston,  David  A. :  b.  Nov.  19,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Monroe,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '91 ;  m.  Berta  Totten ;  p.  inst.  in  Trinity  Coll.  2  yrs. ;  registered 
pharmacist;  clerk  Superior  Court  of  Union  Co.  2  terms;  licensed  to 
practice  law  in  1914;  mem.  board  of  Aldermen  of  Monroe,  N.  C. ;  chmn. 
graded  sch.  trustees;  o.  cash.  First  Nat.  Bank.    Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Hurley,  John  Bolivar:  b.  Feb.  24,  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Troy, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '83;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  at  Statesville  in 
1883;  trustee  of  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  pastor,  Rockingham  Station.  Address: 
Rockingham,  N.  C. 

Ingram,  Charles  Braxton  :  b.  Jan.,  1858 ;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Mt.  Gilead, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  78;  m.  Mary  Ella  McAulay;  o.  physician.  Address: 
Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. 

Ivey,  Thomas  Neal  :  b.  May  22,  1860 ;  e.  Jan.,  1877,  Denver,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '79;  A.M.;  D.  D. ;  m.  Nora  Dowd;  p.  prin.  Oak  Institute;  joined 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1886;  editor,  Raleigh  Christian  Advo- 
cate; o.  editor,  Nashville  Christian  Advocate.  Address:  Nashville, 
Tenn. 

Jenkins,  Charles  L.:  b.  Feb.  1,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Tarboro,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '86;  med.  student  Univ.  Va.,  1888;  graduated  in  med.,  Univ. 
City  of  N.  Y.,  1890;  m.  Martha  Knight;  p.  1st  asst.  physician  State 
Hospital  since   1898;   o.  physician.     Address:   Raleigh,   N.   C. 

Jones,  Giebraith  Pressey:  b.  May  16,  1862;  e.  Oct.,  1881,  Trout- 
mans,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  supt.  graded  schools ;  prof,  of  mathematics, 
Andrew  College,  Cuthbert,  Ga. ;  o.  pres.  of  business  college.  Address: 
Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Jones,  J.  McCain:  b.  Aug.  2,  1839;  e.  Sept.,  1853,  Cuningham's 
Store,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '58;  p.  mem.  board  of  directors  of  school  for 
blind;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Semora,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  1. 

Jones,  Paul:  b.  June  22,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Tarboro,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '84 ;  m.  Ida  McClure  Adams ;  p.  chmn.  Edgecombe  Co.  Dem.  ex. 
com.;  county  att'y;  mayor  of  Tarboro,  5  yrs.;  State  Councilor  Jr. 
O.  U.  A.  M.;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Tarboro,  N.  C. 

Jones,  Robert  W.:  b.  Feb.  14,  1836;  e.  Sept.,  1853,  Cuningham's 
Store;  t.  2  yrs.;  unmarried;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Semora,  N.  C,  R. 
F.  D.,  1. 


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Jordan,  Alva  Wilson:  b.  June  IS,  1866;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Hertford, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Maude  Turner,  (2)  Laura  Hedgepeth; 
p.  farmer ;  fishing  and  cotton  business ;  newspaper  work ;  o.  lumber 
business.    Address:  325  E.  Lee  St.,  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

RernodlE,  Peter  Jeeferson  :  b.  Jan.  12,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1872,  Gibson- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  76;  A.M.;  m.  Lula  W.  Mwiney;  p.  prin.  Gibson- 
ville  Academy;  prin.  Suffolk  Coll.  Inst.;  prof.  Elon  College  1899-1908; 
Author:  Practical  and  Commercial  Arithmetic;  Latin  Grammar; 
Lives  of  Christian  Ministers;  o.  pres.  Central  Pub.  Co.,  Richmond, 
Va.    Address:  1012  E.  Marshall  St.,  Richmond,  Va. 

Resteer,  George  Edward:  b.  Mar.  23,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Ida  E.  Weddington ;  p.  treas.  Cabarrus  Co. ;  chmn. 
county  board  of  com'rs ;  U.  S.  com. ;  editor ;  pres.  merchants'  asso. ; 
o.  sec,  treas.,  mgr.  H.  L.  Paus  &  Co.  Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Rillian,  William  LitteETon  CoeEman  :  b.  Feb.  4,  1853 ;  e.  Jan., 
1878,  Denver,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term ;  m.  Cora  Wilson ;  p.  treas.  Catawba 
Co.;  local  minister  since  1876;  o.  wholesale  broker.  Address:  Gastonia, 
N.  C. 

Rillibrew,  Nathaniel  B. :  b.  Aug.  27,  1850 ;  e.  Jan.,  1871,  Tarboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Rate  Nobles;  p.  justice  of  peace;  school  com- 
mitteeman; o.  farmer  and  merchant.    Address:  Penelo,  N.  C. 

Rinsey,  Joseph  :  b.  June  17,  1843 ;  e.  Jan.,  1860,  Pink  Hill,  N.  C. ; 
m.  Fannie  Rinsey;  p.  left  college  Mar.  10,  1861,  to  join  Confederate 
army;  lieut.  of  Co.  "E",  61st  N.  C.  Regt.  Clingman's  Brigade  and 
Hoke's  Div. ;  prisoner  of  war  on  Johnson's  Island,  Ohio,  for  21  mos. ; 
pres.  of  academies  at  LaGrange  and  Wilson;  o.  supt.  of  schools,  Lenoir 
Co.    Address:  LaGrange,  N.  C. 

Roonce,  David  S.:  b.  Apr.  30,  1859;  e.  Aug.,  1874;  A.  B.,  77; 
unmarried ;  p.  manager  mercantile  agency ;  real  estate ;  broker ;  attor- 
ney-at-law;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Ocean,  N.  C. 

Roonce,  George  Wolfe  :  b.  Nov.  10,  1859 ;  e.  Nov.,  1876,  Trenton,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  79;  m.  Gracia  M.  Pyle;  o.  law  officer,  Bureau  of  Engineers, 
War  Dept.    Address:  Washington,  D.  C. 

Roonce,  Henry  Bryant:  b.  Jan.  20,  1860;  e.  Jan.,  1880,  Richlands, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '81 ;  m.  Sarah  Fannie  Farrior ;  p.  postmaster  of  Rich- 
lands  ;  developer  of  the  "Roonce"  Pecan ;  o.  merchant  and  farmer. 
Address:  Richlands,  N.  C. 

Lane,  Henry  B.:  b.  Apr.  26,  1855;  e.  Sept.,  1878,  Stantonsburg,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Hattie  Edmundson;  o.  lumber  manufacturer  and 
farmer.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Ledbetter,  John  Steele:  b.  Oct.  11,  1848;  e.  Jan.,  1868,  Little's  Mill, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2>l/2  yrs.;  m.  Sarah  C.  Mattox;  p.  president,  treas.  of  cotton 
manufacturing  co. ;  o.  cotton  manufacturer.  Address:  Rockingham, 
N.  C. 


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Leffers,  Sam  :  b.  Jan.  21,  1865 ;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Straits,  N.  C. ;  t.  3 
yrs. ;  m.  Kate  Willis;  o.  merchant.     Address:  Gloucester,  N.  C. 

Litaker,  Daniel  Milton:  b.  Oct.  22,  1867;  e.  Aug.,  1886,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Minnie  Louise  Oliver;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  and  W.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1888;  o.  pastor,  Thomasville.  Address: 
Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Loftin,  Winfield  Scott  :  b.  Dec.  4,  1847;  e.  Aug.,  1869,  Bowden, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  V.  C.  Blount;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Bowden,  N.  C. 

Long,  Benjamin  Franklin  :  b.  Mar.  19,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1872,  Gra- 
ham, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  74;  A.M.;  graduate  Pearson's  Law  School,  1876; 
B.  L.,  78  (Univ.  of  Va.)  ;  LL.  D.,  1914  (Davidson  and  Elon)  ;  m. 
Mary  Alice  Robbins ;  p.  solicitor,  Iredell  Inferior  Court,  3  terms ;  city 
counsel,  12  yrs.;  receiver  of  W.  D.  of  W.  N.  C.  R.  R.,  5  yrs.;  mayor 
of  Statesville,  1886;  solicitor  of  8th  and  10th  circuits,  1887  to  1895; 
elected  judge  of  Superior  Court  in  1902;  o.  judge,  Superior  Court. 
Address:  Statesville,  N.  C. 

Lowder,  James  Marion:  b.  Dec.  31,  1852;  e.  Oct.  1876,  Norwood, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Elizabeth  Shankle;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1887;  o.  pastor,  Swansboro  Circuit.  Address:  Swans- 
boro,  N.  C. 

McCollum,  Matthew  W.:  b.  Nov.  13,  1863;  e.  Nov.,  1879,  Chapel 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  79;  m.  Elizabeth  Hedgepeth;  o.  supt.  of  mails. 
Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

McCrary,  Theodore  Earl:  b.  June  5,  1867;  e.  Jan.,  1886,  Lexington, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '88;  m.  (1)  Etta  Shemwell,  (2)  Ida  Jordan  Beeson; 
p.  post  master  at  Lexington  under  Presidents  Harrison  and  McKinley; 
chief  office,  deputy  marshal  for  West  Dist,  N.  C,  10  yrs.;  mem.  N.  C 
legislature,  1889;  o.  attorney-at-law.     Address:  Lexington,  N.  C. 

McLennan,  A.  C. :  b.  Mar.  14,  1845;  e.  Aug.,  1859,  Lumber  City, 
Ga. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  C.  C.  Browning;  p.  county  com'r ;  mem.  Ga.  legisla- 
ture in  1898-99,  from  Telfair  and  Montgomery  Counties.  Retired. 
Address:  McRae,  Ga. 

McMahan,  Fletcher  Reid  :  b.  Mar.  9,  1861 ;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Farm- 
ington,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term;  m.  Tabitha  A.  Anderson;  o.  farmer;  mer- 
chant.   Address:  Mocks ville,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  2. 

McMullan,  Oscar  Gregory  Baugh  :  b.  Dec.  4,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1875, 
Hertford,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  77;  m.  Mollie  Whedbee;  p.  pres.  Elizabeth 
City  Cotton  Mill ;  director  Dixie  Fire  Ins.  Co. ;  director  Elizabeth  City 
Telephone  and  Telegraph  Co.;  o.  physician;  pres.  Citizens  Nat.  Bank. 
Address:  Elizabeth  City,  N.  C. 

Mann,  Samuel  Spencer:  b.  Apr.  3,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Lake 
Landing,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Magnolia  M.  Watson ;  p.  pres.  Mattamus- 


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keet  Ry.  Co.;  clerk  Superior  Court;  mem.  county  board  of  education; 
state  senator;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Swan  Quarter,  N.  C. 

Mann,  W.  D. :  b.  Apr.  14,  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1872,  Lake  Landing,  N.  C; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Oliver  May  Davis;  p.  traveling  salesman  18  yrs. ;  justice  of 
the  peace  23  yrs.;  o.  farmer.     Address:  Lake  Landing,  N.  C. 

Marsh,  Bonner  Goelette;  b.  Dec.  21,  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1879,  Bath, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '84;  A.M.,  '86;  m.  Beulah  Florence  Wade;  p.  teacher; 
minister;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Cor.  Roosevelt  &  McComb  Avenues, 
San  Antonio,  Texas. 

Matthews,  Levi  P.:  b.  Mar.  20,  1832;  e.  Sept.,  1850,  Kernersville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  one  term;  p.  school  committeeman;  justice  of  the  peace;  o. 
farmer.     Address:  Kernersville,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  1. 

Mendenhall,  Edward  E. :  b.  Dec.  27,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Bush 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ida  Allred;  o.  wholesale  grocer.  Address: 
Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Merriman,  Branch  H.:  b.  Mar.  6,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Nellie  Scales.  Retired.  Address:  Greensboro, 
N.  C. 

Mial,  Millard:  b.  Feb.  2,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1869;  A.B.,  72;  p.  register 
of  deeds;  mem.  N.  C.  legislature;  mem.  board  of  co.  com'rs;  o. 
clerk  Superior  Court,  Wake  County.     Address:   Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Miller,  Charles  Borden:  b.  Dec.  13,  1866;  e.  Sept.,  1884,  Golds- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Anna  Robertson  Burwell ;  p.  mem.  State 
Board  of  Pharmacy.  7  yrs. ;  pres.  Goldsboro  Drug  Co. ;  gen.  mgr. 
Bromalgine  Co.;  o.  druggist.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Mitchell,  Willie  Graham  :  b.  Mar.  26,  1867 ;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Middle- 
burg,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  traveling  salesman,  Seward  Trunk  &  Bag.  Co. ; 
o.  farmer.     Address:  Henderson,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  2. 

Mofeitt,  Emmett  Leonidas:  b.  Jan.  17,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Ash- 
boro,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '89;  A.M.;  M.  A.,  Harvard;  LL.  D.,  Union  Chris- 
tian Coll. ;  m.  Ella  Mary  Rhodes ;  p.  prof.  English,  Elon  Coll. ;  editor, 
The  Christian  Sun;  pres.  Elon  Coll.  (retired  on  account  of  ill- 
health)  ;  o.  sec.-treas.,  Ashboro  Wheelbarrow  Co.  Address:  Ash- 
boro,  N.  C. 

Moore,  Edwin  Gibbons  :  b.  Nov.  13,  1861 ;  e.  Jan.,  1877,  Toisnot, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '80;  m.  Annie  Thompson;  o.  physician.  Address:  Elm 
City,  N.  C. 

Needham,  Zachariah  Job:  b.  Nov.  10,  1861;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Mt. 
Airy,  N.  C;  t.  2  terms;  m.  (1)  Letha  Whitaker,  (2)  Rose  V.  Gibbs; 
p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1886;  transferred  to  Pacific 
Conf.,  in  1889;  o.  pastor,  Modesto.    Address:  Modesto,  Cal. 

Nicholson,  David  Bascom  :  b.  Sept.  19,  1853 ;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Mag- 
nolia, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  71 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Katie  Powell ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legis- 


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lature  in  1881  from  Duplin  Co.;  solicitor  Wilcox  (Ga.)  county  court, 
11  years;  judge  of  city  court,  Abbeville,  7  years;  o.  lawyer.  Address: 
Rochelle,  Ga. 

Nicholson,  William  Henry:  b.  Apr.  1,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1878,  Frank- 
linton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83;  m.  Genevieve  Perry;  p.  physician  (M.  D.)  ; 
practiced  for  several  years  at  Louisburg,  N.  C. ;  o.  real  estate.  Address: 
Hickory,  N.  C. 

Norment,  Thomas  Alexander:  b.  July  28,  1870;  e.  Jan.,  1885, 
Charlotte,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term;  m.  (1)  Bettie  Sloan,  (2)  Annie  Rauche; 
o.  physician.     Address:   Lumberton,   N.  C. 

Norris,  Henry  Wayland  :  b.  Nov.  18,  1847;  e.  Aug.,  1863,  New 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  71 ;  A.  M.,  75 ;  m.  Hersilia  Rand  Banks ;  p.  entered 
Confederate  army  and  re-entered  college  in  1867;  prin.  Apex  Acade- 
my; Baptist  pastorate,  1875-94;  mem.  state  senate,  1895;  supt.  of 
public  schools,  1897-99;  postmaster  at  Holly  Springs,  1908-14;  o.  pres. 
Bank  of  Holly  Springs.    Address:  Holly  Springs,  N.  C. 

Norris,  Herbert  Edmund:  b.  Nov.  7,  1859;  e.  Jan.,  1875,  Apex, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  79;  m.  Mary  Emma  Burns;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature, 
1885;  mem.  state  senate,  1903,  solicitor  of  6th  and  7th  judicial  districts 
since  1910;  o.  lawyer.     Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Odell,  Wm.  Rob't  :  b.  Mar.  3,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Concord,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  75;  m.  (1)  Elizabeth  Sergeant,  (2)  Clara  Sergeant  Branson; 
p.  treas.  and  vice-pres.  Odell  Mfg.  Co.;  trustee  of  Trinity  Coll.;  o. 
manufacturer.    Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Oliver,  James  Shepard:  b.  Aug.  6,  1855;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  Fair  Bluff, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Annie  McDuffie;  p.  mem.  of  N.  C.  legislature, 
1891,  1893,  1899,  1901;  o.  farmer  and  merchant.  Address:  Marietta, 
N.  C. 

Ormond,  Yancey  Thomas:  b.  Apr.  12,  1858;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  Hooker- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  78;  m.  Eugenie  M.  Mann;  p.  mem.  board  of  edu- 
cation, Greene  Co.,  for  ten  years ;  state  senator  from  8th  senatorial 
district,   1907,   1909;  o.  attorney-at-law.     Address:  Kinston,   N.  C. 

Outlaw,  Franklin  Pierce:  b.  Nov.  15,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Out- 
law's Bridge,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Ella  V.  Gray;  o.  real  estate;  farmer. 
Address:  612  College  Street,  Kinston,  N.  C. 

Overman,  John  R. :  b.  Sept.  7,  1858;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Goldsboro,  N. 
C. ;  B.  S.,  '86;  m.  Catherine  Denton;  p.  pres.  So.-Ga.  Normal;  pres. 
Hazelhurst  high  sch. ;  U.  S.  Govt,  position  in  Indian  Service,  1896-97; 
clerk  Superior  Court,  Coffee  Co.,  Ga.  4  terms ;  chmn.  state  ex.  com.  Ga. 
division  of  Farmers  Union ;  mem.  national  legislative  com. ;  o.  clerk 
Superior  Court;   farmer.     Address:  Douglas,   Ga. 

Overman,  Lee  Slater:  b.  Jan.  3,  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Salisbury, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  74;  A.M.;  m.  Mary  P.  Merrimon;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legis- 


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lature,  5  terms ;  speaker  N.  C.  House  Reps. ;  presidential  elector-at- 
large ;  temporary  and  permanent  ch'm  N.  C.  State  Democratic  Conven- 
tion on  three  occasions ;  pres.  N.  C.  Railroad ;  United  States  Senator 
since  1903;  trustee  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  attorney-at-law ;  United  States 
Senator.    Address:  Salisbury,  N.  C. 

Owen,  Wesley  Benton:  b.  May  18,  1848;  e.  Sept.,  1867,  Moffitt's 
Mill,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term ;  m.  Laura  A.  Brower ;  p.  mayor  of  Liberty ; 
justice  of  the  peace;  o.  contractor  and  builder.    Address:  Liberty,  N.  C. 

Page,  Walter  Hines  :  b.  Aug.  15,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1872,  Cary,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  term;  m.  Alice  Wilson;  p.  student  Randolph-Macon  Coll.  1872-74; 
fellow  Johns  Hopkins  Univ. ;  editor  The  Forum;  lit.  adviser  Hough- 
ton-Mifflin &  Co.;  editor  The  Atlantic  Monthly,  The  Worlds  Work; 
mem.  firm  Doubleday,  Page  &  Co. ;  trustee  Gen.  Edu.  Bd. ;  o.  Am- 
bassador Extraordinary  and  Plenipotentiary  to  Great  Britian.  Address: 
American  Embassy,  London,  England. 

Palmer,  Bascom  Headen:  e.  Jan.,  1873,  Liberty,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  76; 
m.  Mamie  Peoples;  p.  attorney-at-law;  mem.  Florida  legislature,  1884; 
Florida  senate,  1894-1901;  circuit  court  judge,  10  yrs. ;  state's  attorney, 
4  yrs.;  Retired.    Address:  Lake  City,  Fla. 

Paris,  Zadok:  b.  July  28,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Pamlico,  N.  C;  t. 
3  yrs.;  m.  Lula  Belle  Cannon;  p.  joined  the  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.  in  1886 ;  received  the  degree  of  Ph.  D.  from  Central  University  in 
1911;  Grand  Chaplain  of  Grand  Lodge  of  I.  O.  O.  F.  since  1910; 
field  sec.  of  I.  O.  O.  F.  for  2  yrs. ;  pres.  of  N.  C.  Orphans  Association ; 
o.  pastor,  Lincolnton.     Address:  Lincolnton,  N.  C. 

Parker,  David  Bascom  :  b.  Dec.  2,  1850 ;  e.  Jan.,  1874,  Averasboro, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  77;  m.  Annie  Saunders;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.  since  1895;  o.  pastor,  Laurel  Hill  Circuit.  Address:  Laurel  Hill, 
N.  C. 

Parker,  Perley  Elijah:  b.  Jan.  24,  1863;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Trinity, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '89;  m.  (1)  Ida  E.  Kearns,  (2)  Lula  Tomlinson;  p. 
teacher;  pres.  Arcadia  high  sch.  2  years;  joined  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1890;  o.  pastor,  Thomasville.  Address:  Thomasville, 
N.  C. 

Pate,  Wm.  Thoroughgood  :  b.  Jan.  25,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Laurel 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  2y2  yrs. ;  m.  Mattie  J.  Gibson ;  p.  supt.  public  instruc- 
tion, Richmond  Co. ;  pres.  5th  dist.  med.  soc. ;  bacteriologist  N.  C. 
State  Board  of  Health;  o.  physician,  planter,  banker.  Address:  Gib- 
son, N.  C. 

Peacock,  Dred:  b.  Apr.  12,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Wilson,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '87 ;  A.  M. ;  Litt.  D. ;  m.  Ella  Carr ;  p.  prin.  Lexington  Female 
Seminary ;  prof.  Lat.  G.  F.  Coll. ;  pres.  G.  F.  Coll. ;  bank  director ; 
retired    from    school   work   in    1902;    entered   business,    and   remained 


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until  1908;  admitted  to  the  bar  in  1908;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address: 
High  Point,  N.  C. 

Pegram,  Wm.  Howell  :  b.  Aug.  18,  1846 ;  e.  Jan.,  1869,  Chalk  Level, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  73 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Emma  L.  Craven ;  p.  tutor  in  Trinity 
Coll.,  1873-75 ;  professor  of  chemistry,  Trinity  Coll.  since  1875 ;  secre- 
tary of  the  faculty  until  1910;  o.  professor  of  chemistry,  Trinity  Coll. 
Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Pell,  George  Pierce:  b.  Jun.  19,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1884,  Greensboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1884-86,  and  1889-90 ;  LL.  B.,  Georgetown  Univ. ;  m.  Mary  V. 
Deshazo ;  p.  reading  clerk,  State  Senate,  '89,  '90,  '93 ;  director  N.  C. 
R.  R.,  1900-04;  sec.  Code  Com.,  1905;  judge  Superior  Court,  1910-11; 
elected  Corporation  Commissioner  in  1913.  Author :  Pell's  Revisal 
of  the  Laws  of  N.  C;  Pell's  Forms  of  Pleading  and  Practice;  Pell's 
Banking  and  Negotiable  Instrument  Law;  Pell's  Mechanic's  Lien 
Law;  o.  State  Corporation  Commissioner.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Peel,  Robert  Paine  :  b.  June  12,  1860 ;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Lenoir,  N.  C. ; 
t.  \y2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  Univ.  N.  C;  Litt.  D.,  Univ.  N.  C;  Student  at  Union 
Theological  Sem.,  Hampdon  Sidney,  Va. ;  m.  Anness  Huske  Shepherd; 
p.  instructor  in  English,  Univ.  N.  C. ;  evangelist  of  Presbyterian  Synod 
of  N.  C. ;  pastor  of  Newberry  (S.  C.)  Presbyterian  Ch. ;  pres.  of 
Presbyterian  Coll.  for  Women,  Columbia,  S.  C. ;  o.  president  of  Con- 
verse College.    Address:  Spartanburg,  S.  C. 

Pepper,  Claude  Gillespie:  b.  May  7,  1870;  e.  Oct.,  1886,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Annie  Craven ;  p.  train  despatcher  for  20  yrs. ;  o. 
train  dispatcher.    Address:  Hamlet,  N.  C. 

Phillips,  John  Madison:  b.  Mar.  16,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Yadkin- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  dentist.     Address:  Yadkinville,  N.   C. 

PoE,  Edward  J.:  b.  April  21,  1864;  e.  Aug.,  1885,  Randleman,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Mittie  Cranf ord ;  p.  student  Theological  Dept.  Vanderbilt 
Univ.  1889-89;  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1889;  o.  pastor, 
Walnut  Cove.    Address:  Walnut  Cove,  N.  C. 

Reinhart,  DabnEy  Belvin  :  b.  Oct.  19,  1862 ;  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Thomas- 
ville,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  79;  A.M.  (Wake  Forest  Coll.),  '81;  graduate 
Bellevue  Med.  Coll.,  '85 ;  m.  Nellie  Gallagher ;  p.  county  physician,  8 
yrs. ;  city  health  officer,  10  yrs. ;  asst-supt.  State  &  Milwaukee  Insane 
Asylum,  Wanwatosa,  Wis.,  1887;  mem.  Wis.  State  Med  Soc. ;  o.  phy- 
sican  and  surgeon.     Address:  Merrill,  Wis. 

Reynolds,  William  Neal:  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Rock  Spring,  Va. ;  t.  2 
yrs.;  m.  Kate  Gertrude  Bitting;  o.  vice-pres.  R.  J.  Reynolds  Tob.  Co. 
Address:  644  West  5th  St.,  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Rhodes,  J.  M.:  b.  April  17,  1850;  e.  Jan.,  1869,  Mt.  Olive,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  73 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  (2)  Lula  A.  Hester ;  o.  pres.  Littleton  Female 
College.    Address:  Littleton,  N.  C. 


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Rhodes,  Wm.  Henry:  b.  Feb.  27,  1858;  e.  Sept.  1878,  Comfort,  N. 
C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  attended  universities  of  N.  C,  Texas,  and  Cal. ;  m.  Carrie 
A.  Rhodes;  p.  teacher  for  thirty-two  yrs.;  prin.  Trenton  high  sch.; 
supt.  Rhodes  Mil.  Institute;  supt.  Chapel  Hill  graded  school;  o.  teacher; 
real  estate  dealer.     Address:  Sylva,  N.  C. 

Richardson,  Nereston  Ruffin  :  b.  Jan.  27,  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1877, 
Earpsboro,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Mary  Elizabeth  Stone ;  p.  attorney-at- 
law  for  eight  years ;  editor  Smith  field  Herald  two  years ;  mem.  W. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1887;  o.  pastor,  Mount  Holly.  Ad- 
dress: Mount  Holly,  N.  C. 

Robinson,  Charles  W. :  b.  Sept.  17,  1856;  e.  Aug.,  1881,  Mt.  Gilead, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '85;  m.  Rossa  H.  Chandler;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1886;  o.  pastor,  Jonesboro.    Address:  Jonesboro,  N.  C. 

Rogers,  Joseph  Marion:  b.  Aug.  28,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1862,  Mullins, 
S.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  A.  B.  (Wofford  Coll.),  '87;  A.M.,  '91;  m.  Katherine 
Glenn;  p.  teacher  in  high  sch.  2  yrs.;  joined  S.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.  in  1889;  prof.  Columbia  Coll.  2  yrs.;  o.  pastor,  Sumter  Station. 
Address:   Sumter,  S.  C. 

Roper,  Daniel  Calhoun:  b.  Apr.  1,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Tatum, 
S.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '88;  LL.B.,  National  Univ.;  m.  Lou  McKenzie;  p.  mem. 
S.  C.  legislature;  clerk  of  U.  S.  Senate  Com.  on  interstate  commerce; 
cotton  and  textile  expert  of  U.  S.  census;  clerk  of  ways  and  means 
com.  of  House  of  Rep.;  o.  First  Assistant  Postmaster-General.  Ad- 
dress: Washington,  D.  C. 

Sanders,  A.  M.:  b.  Dec.  23,  1851;  e.  Aug.,  1869,  Clayton,  N.  C; 
t.  \Yi  yrs.;  m.  Elizabeth  W.  Sanders;  p.  deputy  sheriff,  Johnston  Co. 
for  12  yrs.;  o.  post  master.     Address:   Smithfield,  N.  C. 

Saunders,  Willis  T. :  b.  May  20,  1856 ;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Johnston  Co., 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  74;  m.  Ella  Moye;  o.  meat-dealer.  Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Scarborough,  James  Harris  :  b.  Sept.  7,  1863 ;  e.  Sept.,  1884,  Mt. 
Gilead,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '87;  A.M.,  M.S.,  and  Ph.D.,  Vanderbilt  Univ.; 
m.  Gussie  Hunt;  p.  prin.  Middleburg  academy,  N.  C. ;  prin.  Mt.  Gilead 
high  sch. ;  prof,  mathematics,  Pac.  Meth.  Coll. ;  asst.  in  mathematics, 
Vanderbilt  Univ.;  prof,  mathematics  and  physics,  State  Normal,  Kirks- 
ville,  Mo.;  pres.  Warrensburg  commercial  club;  mem.  ex.  com.  Mo. 
state  federation  of  com.  clubs;  o.  head  of  dept.  of  mathematics,  Sta'e 
Normal.     Address:  Warrensburg,  Mo. 

Shamburger,  Frank  Mebane:  b.  Jan.  10,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1879, 
Auman's  Hill,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83 ;  m.  Delia  Rowena  Norman ;  p.  mem. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1883;  o.  pastor,  Hertford.  Address: 
Hertford,  N.  C. 

Sharpe,  Albert  McDavid  :  b.  July  8,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1884,  Thomas- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  m.  Zula  Brock;  p.  teacher;  banker  for  18  yrs.; 
o.  asst-cashier,   Bank  of  Anderson.     Address:   Anderson,   S.  C. 


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Sikes,  Ginnada  Thomas:  b.  Jan.  5,  1857;  e.  Sept.,  1878,  Grissom, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '86;  m.  Margaret  J.  White;  p.  treas.  N.  C.  Med.  Soc; 
sec.  Board  of  Med.  Exam'rs,  2  yrs. ;  director  and  pres.  Youngsville 
Bank,  Creedmoor  Nat'l  Bank ;  mem.  board  of  education,  Granville 
Co.;  o.  physician;  farmer.    Address:  Creedmoor,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  1. 

Simmons,  Furnieold  McLendel:  b.  Jan.  20,  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1869; 
A.B.,  73;  LL.  D.,  '01;  m.  (1)  Eliza  Humphrey,  (2)  Belle  Gibbs;  p. 
admitted  to  the  bar  in  1875 ;  attorney-at-law  in  Newbern  and  Raleigh ; 
mem.  of  50th  Congress;  internal  revenue  collector,  4th  Dist.  of  N.  C, 
1893-96;  chmn.  Dem  Exec.  Com.  of  N.  C,  1892,  1898,  1900,  1902,  1904, 
1906;  U.  S.  Senator  from  N.  C.  for  terms  1901-97,  1907-13,  1913-19; 
trustee,  Trinity  Coll. ;  o.  United  States  Senator  and  attorney-at-law. 
Address:  Newbern,  N.  C. 

Simpson,  John  Alexander:  b.  Oct.  10,  1845;  e.  Apr.,  1869,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '69;  A.M.;  Doctor  of  Music  (So.  Conservatory  of 
Music,  Durham,  N.  C.)  ;  m.  Narcissa  Jane  Dupree;  p.  instructor  and 
director  in  N.  C.  School  for  Blind,  since  1869;  o.  musical  director, 
State  School  for  Blind.    Address:  211  W.  Jones  St.,  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Skeen,  L.  P.:  b.  July  8,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '86 ;  m.  Rebecca  Baldwin  ;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address :  Tifton,  Ga. 

Slocumb,  Thomas  Wright:  b.  May  5,  1842;  e.  Sept.,  1859,  Golds- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Davis ;  p.  freight  ag't,  A.  C.  L.,  Wilson, 
N.  C. ;  f  r't  ag't,  Goldsboro,  32  yrs. ;  com.  ag't,  A.  C.  L.,  9  yrs. ;  o.  sec. 
and  treas.,  A.  &  N.  C.  R.  R.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Small,  John  Humphrey:  b.  Aug.  29,  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1873,  Wash- 
ington, N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Isabella  C.  Wharton;  p.  mem.  of  Congress 
since  1898;  o.  attorney-at-law;  mem.  of  Congress.  Address:  Wash- 
ington, N.  C. 

Smith,  George  Franklin:  b.  Sept.  8,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1882,  Jackson 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term ;  m.  Lena  May  Nelson ;  p.  student  Theol.  Dept. 
Vanderbilt  Univ.;  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1886;  pastor 
and  presiding  elder;  o.  pastor,  First  Church,  Elizabeth  City.  Address: 
Elizabeth  City,   N.  C. 

Smith,  Leonidas  Constantine:  b.  Feb.  25,  1867;  e.  Jan.,  1886; 
Polkton,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr. ;  M.  D.  in  1892;  m.  M.  Blanche  Beachum;  p. 
medical  student,  1890-92;  received  license  to  practice  medicine  in 
1892;  post-grad.  med.  student,  1893-94;  engaged  in  practice  of  medicine 
for  15  yrs.;  o.  lumber,  timber,  and  real  estate  dealer.  Address:  Polk- 
ton, N.  C. 

Smith,  Robert  Lee:  b.  April  4,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1884,  Norwood,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  Ph.  B.,  (Univ.  N.  C.)  ;  m.  Ora  L.  Burgess ;  p.  county  supt. 
of  schools;  mem.  N.  C.  House  of  Representatives  and  state  senate; 
pres.  pro.  tern,  of  senate;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address:  Albemarle, 
N.  C. 


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SmooT,  Alexander  Lee:  b.  Feb.  17,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1884,  Mt. 
Vernon,  N.  C. ;  t.  one  term;  p.  register  of  deeds  of  Rowan  Co.;  chmn. 
board  of  co.  com'rs ;  mayor  of  Salisbury;  sec.  and  treas.  Salisbury 
Realty  and  Insurance  Co. ;  o.  real  estate  and  general  insurance.  Ad- 
dress:  128  Church  St.,   Salisbury,  N.   C. 

Sparger,  George  Washington:  b.  1859;  e.  Oct.,  1880,  Mt.  Airy,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2l/2  yrs. ;  m.  Jessie  S.  Gilmer;  p.  supt.  of  schools,  Surry  Co.; 
chmn.  school  board,  Mt.  Airy,  8  yrs. ;  o.  attorney-at-law,  dealer  in  law 
books.     Address:   1302  Linden  Ave.,  Baltimore,  Md. 

Stack,  Amos  M. :  b.  Feb.  12,  1863;  e.  Jan.,  1881,  Monroe,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '84;  m.  C.  Prather;  p.  mem.  state  senate;  solicitor  Superior 
Court:  o.  attorney-at-law.     Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Staley,  Wm.  Wesley:  b.  Feb.  24,  1849;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Graham, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  74;  A.M.,;  D.  D.;  LL.  D.  (Elon  Coll.);  m.  Martha  F. 
Pearce;  p.  pastor  Suffolk  Christian  Ch.,  for  32  yrs.;  pres.  So.  Christian 
Convention,  24  yrs.;  pres.  Elon  Coll.,  11  yrs.;  vice-pres.  Federal  Coun. 
of  the  Churches  of  Christ  in  America ;  o.  pastor,  Suffolk  Christian 
Church.     Address:   Suffolk,  Va. 

Stanback,  Presley:  b.  July  9,  1849;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  Little's  Mills, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Ann  W.  Davis;  p.  town  attorney;  justice  of  the 
peace;   o.  attorney-at-law.     Address:   Byhalia,  Miss. 

Stanback,  Charles:  b.  Oct.,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Little's  Mills, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Delia  F.  Ingram;  p.  mem.  state  senate  in  1889; 
o.  farmer.    Address:  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. 

Standland,  Samuel  Holdon  :  b.  Feb.  9,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  South- 
port,  N.  Or;  t.  V/i  yrs.;  m.  Lola  Wilkins;  o.  marine  engineer,  electri- 
cal engineer,  and  machinist.     Address:  Southport,  N.  C. 

Steele,  Edwin  Douglas  :  b.  June  16,  1859 ;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. ;  t.  one  term;  m.  Mary  Jones;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address: 
High  Point,  N.  C. 

STEELE,  Robert  Leak:  b.  Mar.  20,  1853;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Rocking- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  2*/2  yrs.;  m.  Menta  E.  Little;  p.  cotton  manufacturer; 
o.  pres.   Steele's   Mills.     Address:   Rockingham,   N.   C. 

Steele,  Wm.  Hunter:  b.  1849;  e.  Jan.,  1868,  Rockingham,  N.  C. ; 
t.  2  yrs.;  graduated  at  Bellevue  Hospital,  1874;  p.  practicing  physician 
for  thirty-nine  years.     Retired.     Address:  Rockingham,  N.  C. 

Stevens,  William  Franklin  :  b.  Dec.  14,  1866 ;  e.  Sept.,  1885, 
Stevens,  N.  C. ;  m.  Martha  Loula  Morris ;  o.  auditor,  Mecklenburg 
Co.     Address:   Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Surratt,  Alfred  Roby  :  b.  June  22,  1864;  e.  Jan.,  1886,  Jackson 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  ll/2  yrs.;  m.  Dora  Cannon;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1889;  o.  pastor,  Madison  Circuit.  Address:  Madison, 
N.  C. 

Swann,   W.   T.:   e.    Sept.,    1866,    Caswell   Co.;    A.  B.,   70;    A.M.; 


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m.  unmarried;  p.  banker;  o.  real  estate  and  insurance.  Address: 
Danville,   Va. 

Taylor,  Archibald  Zachary:  b.  May  31,  1849;  e.  Jan.,  1867, 
Mocksville,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Charity  Woodruff;  o.  dentist.  Address: 
Mocksville,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  Thomas  :  b.  May  10,  1848 ;  e.  Feb.,  1873,  Townesville,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  75;  A.M.,  '78;  p.  mem.  board  co.  commissioners,  6  yrs. ; 
mem.  co.  board  of  education,  7  yrs. ;  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1905, 
1907,  1911;  o.  surveyor,  civil  engineer.     Address:  Townesville,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  Thomas  Wesley  :  b.  May  8,  1858 ;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  Townes- 
ville, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  79;  m.  Lula  Watkins  Goode ;  o.  farmer.  Address: 
Invermay,  Va. 

Thomas,  Wm.  Anderson:  b.  Nov.  9,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Davis- 
boro,  Ga.;  A.  B.,  76;  A.M.,  '88  (Mercer  Coll.,  Ga.),  M.  D.,  78  (Jeffer- 
son Med.  Coll.  Phila.)  ;  Univ.  Va.,  1876-77;  m.  Zona  V.  Taylor;  p. 
mem.  board  of  education,  Washington  Co.,  Ga. ;  chmn.  board  of  trustees 
Barton  school;  o.  physician.     Address:  Barton,  Ga. 

Thompson,  John  Edwin:  b.  Nov.  18,  1853;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Saxapa- 
haw,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  78 ;  A.  M. ;  m.  Rosa  Pegues ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  and 
W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1879;  o.  pastor,  Ashboro.  Address: 
Ashboro,  N.  C. 

Thompson,  Joseph  Bibb:  b.  June  3,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Golds- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  joined  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1890; 
o.  pastor,  Caledonia  Circuit    Address:  Laurinburg,  N  C. 

Thompson,  Peter  Alan  :  b.  Dec.  5,  1867 ;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Winston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Kerr  Hall;  o.  druggist.  Address:  Winston- 
Salem,  N.  C. 

Thompson,  Walter  M. :  b.  Mar.  15,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1881,  Richlands, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Menville  C.  Cox;  o.  county  supt.  of  schools.  Ad- 
dress: Richlands,  N.  C. 

Tillett,  Wilbur  Fisk:  b.  Aug.  25,  1854;  e.  Dec,  1871,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  A.  B.  (Randolph-Macon),  77;  A.M.  (Princeton 
Univ.),  79;  D.  D.  (Randolph-Macon  and  Wesleyan)  ;  LED.  (South- 
western); S.  T.  D.  (Northwestern);  m.  (1)  Kate  O.  Schoolfield,  (2) 
Laura  F.  McLoud ;  p.  pastor,  Danville,  Va.,  1881-2;  became  connected 
with  Vanderbilt  Univ.  1882 ;  dean  of  Theol.  faculty  and  vice-chancellor 
since  1886.  Author :  Our  Hymns  and  Their  Authors;  Discussions 
in  Theology;  Personal  Salvation  Studies  in  Christian  Doctrine  Per- 
taining to  the  Spiritual  Life;  The  Doctrines  of  Methodism;  A  State- 
ment of  the  Faith  of  Worldwide  Methodism;  (with  C.  E.  Nutter) 
Hymns  and  Hymn  Writers  of  the  Church;  o.  Dean  of  Biblical  Dept., 
Vanderbilt  Univ.,  and  Prof,  of  Syst.  Theology.  Address:  Vanderbilt 
Univ.,  Nashville,  Tenn. 

Tomlinson,  John  M. :  b.  July  4,  1836;  e.  Sept.,   1855,  Bush  Hill, 


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N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Martha  S.  Hunt;  o.  physician.  Address:  Archdale, 
N.  C. 

Tomlinson,  Samuel  Finley:  b.  Oct.  3,  1840  e.  Sept.,  1860,  Arch- 
dale,  N.  C;  t.  2V2  yrs.;  A.  B.  (Haver  ford  Coll.),  '65;  A.M.,  73;  m. 
Angelia  Lawrence;  p.  prin.  Sylvan  Academy  for  several  yrs.;  mem. 
N.  C.  legislature  two  terms ;  supt.  N.  C.  Inst,  for  the  Deaf,  Dumb, 
and  Blind;  o.  manufacturer  of  furniture.     Address:   Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Townsend,  Claudius  B. :  b.  Feb.  16,  1851;  e.  Jan.,  1869,  Clay  Val- 
ley, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  72;  m.  Susan  A.  Townsend;  p.  attorney-at-law; 
clerk  superior  court,  Robeson  Co.,  1879-93 ;  cashier  Bank  of  Lumber- 
ton ;  o.  vice-pres.  Nat'l  Bank  of  Lumberton.  Address:  Lumberton, 
N.  C. 

Townsend,  Frank  L. :  b.  July  4,  1853 ;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  Lumberton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  \l/2  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Crissie  Lassiter,  (2)  Metta  Folger;  p.  mem. 
N.  C.  and  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1879;  pastor  and  pre- 
siding elder;  o.  pastor,  Greensboro  Circuit.  Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Tripp,  Edward:  b.  Mar.  4,  1844;  e.  Mar.,  1859,  Durham's  Creek, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2l/2  yrs.;  m.  Laura  Butt;  p.  private  and  1st  lieut.,  C.  S.  A.; 
wounded  at  Seven  Pines,  Spottsylvania  C.  H.,  and  Sharpsburg; 
county  surveyor  Beaufort  Co.  for  16  yrs.;  civil  engineer  in  S.  C.  for 
2  yrs.;  o.  farmer.     Address:  Blount's  Creek,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  2  . 

Tripp,  Henry  Ellison:  b.  July  20,  1850;  e.  Sept.,  1873,  Durham's 
Creek,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Pattie  A.  Adams,  (2)  Emma  Sander- 
son; p.  postmaster;  civil  engineer;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. 
since  1892;  o.  pastor,  Bethel  Circuit.     Address:  Bethel,   N.  C. 

Trogdon,  Samuel  Leonard  :  b.  Sept.  17,  1853 ;  e.  Jan.,  1875,  High 
Point,  N.  C. ;  t.  \l/2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Stanfield  Richardson;  p.  deputy 
post  master;  chief  U.  S.  deputy  marshal;  cashier  of  bank;  clerk  of 
U.  S.  Court;  o.  orchardist,  real  estate  dealer.  Address:  Greensboro, 
N.  C. 

Turner,  Robert  Franklin  :  b.  Feb.  14,  1867 ;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Beatrice  Beckham  Jones;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Ad- 
dress :  Oklahoma  City,  Oklahoma. 

Turner,  Wilfred  Dent:  b.  Jan.  30,  1855;  e.  Sept.,  1872,  Turners- 
burg,  N.  C;  A.B.,  76;  A.M.,  79;  m.  (1)  Miss  Lanier,  (2)  Julia  H. 
MacCall;  p.  director  State  N.  and  I.  Coll.;  trustee  N.  C.  A.  and  M. 
Coll.;  trustee  Trinity  Coll.;  state  senator,  1887,  1889,  1891;  Lieut.- 
Gov.  of  N.  C,  1901-'05,  presiding  over  the  court  of  impeachment  of 
1901;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Statesville,  N.  C. 

Tuttle,  Daniel  Herndon  :  b.  June  29,  1857 ;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  Lenoir, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ella  Amelia  Westcott ;  p.  attorney-at-law,  3  yrs. ; 
Hickory,  N.  C. ;  pres.  State  Temperance  Asso. ;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1883;  o.  pastor,  Burlington.  Address:  Burlington, 
N.  C. 


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Tver,  Anderw  P.:  b.  Mar.  31,  1853;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Franklin,  Tenn.; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  A.M.  (honorary);  m.  Mary  S.  Coltrane;  p.  joined  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1877;  pastor  and  presiding  elder;  financial 
agent  of  Trinity  Coll.;  trustee  of  Trinity  Coll.  (has  been  present  at 
every  meeting  of  the  Board  since  1873)  ;  o.  pastor,  Oxford  Station. 
Address:   Oxford,   N.   C. 

Wade,  Oliver  Monroe  :  b.  Oct.  20,  1867 ;  e.  Jan.,  1887,  Troy,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '89 ;  m.  Dorah  Cox ;  p.  merchant  and  manufacturer  of  lumber 
since  1891;  o.  lumberman.     Address:  Quitman,  Ga. 

Waitt,  George  Nathaniel:  b.  Nov.  7,  1844;  e.  Jan.,  1860,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  A.  Jones ;  p.  conductor  So.  Ry.  for  40  yrs. ; 
o.  station-master.    Address:  Salisbury,  N.  C. 

Wakefield,  Edmund  F. :  b.  June  22,  1857 ;  e.  Sept.,  1879,  Lenoir, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Sallie  C.  Kent ;  p.  mem.  state  senate,  1896-97 ;  dep. 
col.  int.  revenue,  1898-1905;  mayor  of  Lenoir;  o.  farmer.  Address: 
Lenoir,  N.  C.  . 

Watson,  George  Israel  :  b.  Feb.  22,  1851 ;  e.  Aug.,  1869,  Lake 
Landing,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  73;  A.M.;  m.  (1)  Sarah  E.  Carter,  (2) 
Susan  C.  Murray;  p.  clerk  Superior  Court,  1874-74;  chmn.  board  of  co. 
com'rs,  4  yrs.;  judge  recorder's  court,  1914;  o.  merchant;  farmer. 
Address:  Lake  Landing,  N.  C. 

Watts,  James  Wiggin  :  b.  Feb.  19,  1861 ;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Williamston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  two  terms;  m.  Ophelia  Hardison;  p.  farmer.  Retired.  Ad- 
dress :  Williamston,  N.  C. 

Weatherly,  Addison  Cicero:  b.  Aug.  1,  1858;  e.  Sept.,  1881, 
Greensboro,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83;  m.  Laura  R.  Suitt;  o.  farmer  and 
teacher.     Address:  Gorman,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  -1 

Webb,  Junius  Davis:  b.  June  2,  1861;  e.  Sept.,  1879,  Oakes,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Miss  Harward;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Chapel  Hill,  N.  C. 

Welborn,  Robert  Clark:  b.  May  22,  1866;  e.  Sept.,  1886;  t.  1  yr. ; 
m.  (1)  Mary  Voncanon,  (2)  Clyde  E.  Bulla;  p.  justice  of  the  peace; 
township  trustee ;  o.  farmer  and  stockman.    Address :  Pomona,  Kansas. 

Whitaker,  Romulus  Alonzo:  b.  Jan.  8,  1857;  e.  Jan.,  1878, 
Trenton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '82;  M.  D. ;  m.  (1)  Martha  Antoinette  Bid- 
good,  (2)  May  C.  Murray ;  p.  supt.  of  health  of  Jones  and  Lenoir 
counties;  o.  physician.    Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

White,  ChareES  Winborn  :  b.  Dec.  15,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1873,  Glenola, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  77;  A.M.;  m.  Bettie  Dean;  p.  city  supt.  schools,  10  yrs.; 
county  supt.,  4  yrs.;  clerk  circuit  court,  4  yrs.;  o.  ranchman.  Ad- 
dress :  Rana,  N.  Mex. 

White,  Isaac  Aloza:  b.  Jan.  28,  1851;  e.  Sept.,  1866,  Trinity,  N. 
C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Mary  E.  Elder,  (2)  Johnie  L.  Herritage;  p.  mem. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  1882-'95;  withdrew  1895  on  account  of 
failing  sight;  o.  wood  and  coal  dealer.     Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 


Register  of  Former  Students  87 

White,  James  J.:  b.  Dec.  27,  1842;  e.  April,  1866,  New  Market, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '69;  m.  Eliza  J.  Brown;  p.  post  master;  prin.  schools, 
Trinity,  N.  C. ;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Trinity,  N.  C.  (Died  March 
30,   1915.) 

White,  Sidney  B. :  b.  Mar.  24,  1854 ;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Maggie  Mead;  o.  merchant.    Address:  West  Point,  Miss. 

Wioiams,  John  Rufus  :  b.  Dec.  21,  1828;  e.  Sept.,  1851,  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  sessions;  m.  (1)  Elizabeth  Foster,  (2)  Susanna 
Charles;  p.  magistrate  for  60  years.    Retired.    Address:  Fork,  N.  C. 

Williams,  Thomas  Barker:  b.  Aug.  9,  1855;  e.  Aug.,  1871,  War- 
renton,  N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Lucy  German;  o.  physician.  Address: 
Ridgeway,  N.  C. 

Willson,  James  :  b.  Feb.  16,  1845 ;  e.  Jan.,  1866,  Mocksville,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Virginia  A.  Turner;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  and  W.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1872;  edit,  and  pub.  Statesville  Christian  Advocate, 
1886-93;  edit,  and  pub.  Statesville  Christian  Herald,  1899-1904;  o. 
superannuated  minister.  Address:  304  Holly  Road,  Winston-Salem, 
N.  C. 

Willson,  Wieeiam  Woodson  :  b.  May  27,  1854 ;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  New 
Bern,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  m.  Alice  W.  Partin ;  p.  reading  clerk  of  N.  C. 
House  of  Rep.,  1899  and  1901 ;  city  clerk  of  Raleigh ;  reading  clerk  of 
Nat.  Dem.  Convention,  1912;  o.  State  Deputy  Grand  Chancellor  of 
Knights  of  Pythias.     Address:  314  W.  Jones  St.,  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Wilson,  Nathaniel  Sueeivan  :  b.  Mar.  23,  1854 ;  e.  Dec,  1872, 
Winston,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Bettie  Spicer ;  p.  clerk  Superior  Court, 
8  yrs. ;  office  deputy  U.  S.  Marshal,  1  yr. ;  o.  tobacco  warehouseman. 
Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Wilson,  Oscar  E. :  b.  April  26,  1868 ;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Bush  Hill,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ella  Lee ;  p.  clerk  and  book-keeper ;  o.  traveling  sales 
man.     Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Winchester,  Edwin  Cheatham  :  b.  June  18,  1867 ;  e.  Jan.,  1886, 
Monroe,  N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Annie  Thompson  Burns;  p.  govt,  reve- 
nue service ;  agent  and  cotton  buyer ;  wholesale  grocer ;  o.  postmaster. 
Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Winningham,  Theodore  :  b.  July  16,  1850 ;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  Hernan- 
do, Miss.;  A.  B.,  73;  A.M.;  LL.  B.  (Univ.  Mich.),  76;  m.  Emma 
Burnes;  p.  attorney-at-law ;  real  estate  and  loans.  Retired.  Address: 
315  American  Bank  Bldg.,  Kansas  City,  Mo. 

Wolfe,  Ernest  K.:  b.  July  1,  1867;  e.  Aug.,  1886,  Monroe,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '90;  m.  Katherine  A.  Tunstall;  p.  prof.  Scarritt  Coll.,  3  yrs.; 
mem.  Southwest  Mo.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1893 ;  pastor  and 
presiding  elder;   o.  pastor,   Higginsville.     Address:   Higginsville,   Mo. 

Wood,  Charles  Albert:  b.  Oct.  17,  1863;  e.  Sept.,  1880;  Sept., 
1884,  Randleman,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Pattie  Mann ;  p.  book-keeper  in 


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Winston  for  several  years ;  U.  S.  Census  Bureau,  1  yr. ;  sec.  Y.  M. 
C.  A.,  1  yr.;  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1896;  o.  presid- 
ing elder,  Asheville  District.     Address:  Weaverville,  N.  C. 

Wood,  George  Thomas:  b.  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  t. 
4  yrs. ;  m.  Bessie  Sherrill;  p.  salesman  for  19  yrs. ;  o.  merchant.  Ad- 
dress :  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Wood,  William  Franklin:  b.  Oct.  5,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '90;  m.  Edna  L.  McCurry;  p.  teacher  in  Winston  graded 
schs. ;  supt.  of  schs.,  McDowell  Co.,  8  yrs. ;  mayor  of  Marion,  N.  C. ; 
mem.  state  senate,  1907;  editor  of  newspaper,  6  yrs.;  attorney-at-law, 
10  yrs.;  o.  asst.  cashier,  Merchants  and  Farmers  Bank.  Address: 
Marion,  N.  C. 

Woods,  Charles  Carroll  ;  b.  July  4,  1838 ;  e.  Jan.,  1855,  Rocky 
Mount,  Va. ;  t.  one  term;  D.D.  (honorary),  78;  Central  Coll.,  Mo., 
1859-60;  m.  Mary  M.  Nicolds;  p.  pres.  Scarritt  Collegiate  Institute,  8 
yrs.;  sec.  S.  W.  Mo.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1876;  asst.  and  editor  St. 
Louis  Christian  Advocate  since  1898;  mem.  Gen.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. 
1882,  '86,  '94,  '98;  o.  editor  and  minister.    Address:  St.  Louis,  Mo. 

Wright,  Esek  Arnold:  b.  Jan.  18,  1842;  e.  Jan.,  1860,  Goldsboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Elizabeth  Moses;  p.  clerk  of  Superior  Court 
of  Wayne  County,  N.  C. ;  supt.  of  public  instruction  in  AJabama; 
chaplain  of  convicts;  special  correspondent  of  New  York  World; 
editor  and  correspondent  for  various  other  papers ;  o.  minister.  Ad- 
dress: 2108  N.  12th  St.,  Birmingham,  Ala. 

Wyche,  Frank  Pierce:  b.  Nov.  1,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  LaGrange, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83;  m.  Bertha  Hargrave;  p.  prin.  Mason's  Acad.,  Gibson 
high  school,  Laurinburg  high  school ;  o.  prin.  Charlotte  high  school. 
Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Wilborn,  James  Clay:  b.  July  14,  1856;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '76;  m.  Mattie  Brown;  p.  mem.  S.  C.  legislature,  4  yrs.; 
mem.  S.  C.  R.  R.  Commission,  8  yrs.;  mayor  of  Yorkville;  magistrate, 
Ebenezer  Township,  4  yrs.;  o.  attorney-at-law,  real  estate.  Address: 
Yorkville,  S.  C. 

Wyche,  Thomas  Evans:  b.  Nov.  30,  1858;  e.  Jan.,  1878,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Mary  E.  Smith;  p.  book-keeper;  railroad  agency; 
local  preacher;  o.  minister,  supplying  regular  work.  Address:  Albe- 
marle, N.  C. 

Yarborough,  Nathaniel  Graham  :  b.  June  26,  1862 ;  e.  Sept.,  1879, 
Osgood,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Sarah  L.  Judd ;  p.  merchant;  public  ad- 
ministrator, Chatham  Co.;  steward  State  Institution  for  Deaf,  Dumb, 
and  Blind;  o.  book-keeper,  gardner.    Address:  Cary,  N.  C. 

Yopp,  Wm,  Harriss:  b.  May  1,  1850;  e.  Sept.,  1871,  Wilmington, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Virginia  Kelly;  o.  wholesale  fish  dealer.  Address: 
Wilmington,  N.  C. 


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CONTENTS 

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The  First  State  Normal  School  Becomes  Trinity  College 89 

Eugene  C.  Brooks,  '94 

The  Washington  Duke  Building 104 

Gilbert  T.  Rowe,  '95 

Editorial  Notes   Ill 

On  the  Campus  113 

E.  W.  Knight,  '09 

Alumnae  Department  120 

Miss  Katie  Johnson,  '02 


The  Mary  Duke  Building  123 

Miss  M.  Emeth  Tuttle,  '06 

Alumni   Notes    126 

C.  L.  Hornaday,  '02 

Register  of  Former  Students  138 

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Vol.  I.  JULY,  1915  No.  2 

THE  FIRST  STATE  NORMAL  SCHOOL  BECOMES 
TRINITY  COLLEGE 

EUGENE  C.  BROOKS,  '94 

When  the  General  Assembly  of  1852-53  was  approaching, 
Dr.  Craven  made  preparation  to  amend  the  character  of  Nor- 
mal College.  President  D.  L.  Swain  of  the  University  of 
North  Carolina  was  perhaps  the  most  influential  man  of  the 
day.  He  had  been  governor  of  the  state,  and  he  added  the 
prestige  of  an  honored  ex-governor  to  the  dignity  and  power 
of  the  presidency  of  the  state  university.  In  order,  therefore, 
to  work  in  conjunction  with  the  state  forces,  Braxton  Craven 
wrote  to  President  Swain  the  following  letter: 

Normal  College,  Sept.  25,  1852. 
Gov.  Swain, 

Dear  Sir: 

As  you  stand  at  the  head  of  Literature,  as  well  as  State  affairs  in 
N.  Carolina,  I  hope  you  will  take  some  interest  in  a  matter  I  shall 
propose  and  advise  me  as  you  think  best. 

It  is  obvious  that  we  need  one  or  more  institutions  for  the  education 
of  teachers.  Such  institutions  should  be  separate  from  the  University, 
and  yet  of  a  high  collegiate  order.  Normal  College  has  commenced 
its  career  on  that  plan,  and  is  doing  as  well  as  any  college  in  the 
South  has  ever  done  for  the  length  of  time  it  has  been  in  operation ; 
but  it  would  do  a  great  deal  better  as  a  real  state  institution. 

Can  N.  College  be  made  a  state  institution,  standing  in  the  same 
relation  to  teaching  and  general  education,  that  C.  Hill  occupies  in 
relation  to  polite  literature  and  statesmanship?  Or  can  N.  Carolina 
be  induced  to  establish  a  Normal  College  for  the  thorough  education 
and  training  of  teachers? 


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The  patronage  of  N.  College  is  now  sufficient  to  pay  three  profes- 
sors, and  all  the  state  would  have  to  do,  would  be  to  expend  some 
$12,000  or  $15,000  for  additional  buildings.  This  sum  might  be  taken 
from  the  Literary  Fund.  If  once  started  with  proper  buildings,  etc., 
the  college  could  easily  sustain  itself,  while  the  property  would  all 
belong  to  the  State,  managed  by  Trustees. 

Massachusetts  has  three  such  institutions,  New  York  has  one  on 
a  magnificient  scale,  Pennsylvania  has  two  or  three,  and  Georgia  has 
one  nearly  completed. 

I  have  thought  of  presenting  a  bill  or  having  it  done,  to  the  above 
effect,  and  have  collected  materials  and  prepared  a  memorial  to  ac- 
company it.  But  if  you  approve  the  plan,  I  would  prefer  submitting 
the  whole  to  your  revision. 

If  you  would  let  the  bill  go  into  the  Legislature  under  your  aus- 
pices, it  would  certainly  do  better  than  under  any  other  man's  in  the 
State. 

Thousands  of  dollars  are  expended  every  year  in  this  State  upon 
common  schools,  without  much  effect,  simply  for  want  of  teachers. 
We  must  do  something.  I  appeal  to  you  in  this  matter,  knowing  that 
you  are  always  in  the  van  of  every  improvement.  I  propose  N. 
College  because  it  is  already  in  successful  operation,  and  will  cost 
the  State  much  less  than  to  commence  a  new  one — it  is  favorably 
located — very  healthy — very  cheap,  etc.  We  sent  forth  ten  teachers 
last  commencement,  and  had  applications  for  at  least  two  hundred. 
We  could  have  any  number  of  young  men  preparing  to  teach,  if  we 
had  room  for  them. 

Please  let  me  hear  from  you  at  your  earliest  convenience. 

Yours  very  respectfully, 

B.  Craven. 

I  am  unable  to  learn  whether  Governor  Swain  gave  Presi- 
dent Craven  any  assistance.  However,  the  new  charter  granted 
to  Normal  College,  November  21,  1852,  virtually  contains  all 
that  he  was  asking  for  in  his  letter  to  Governor  Swain.  The 
old  charter  was  repealed  with  the  adoption  of  the  new,  but  the 
privilege  of  granting  certificates  to  teach  in  the  common  schools 
was  retained.  And  in  addition  Normal  College  was  given  the 
power  "to  grant  such  degrees  and  marks  of  honor  as  are  given 
by  colleges  and  universities  generally,"  and  this  is  the  begin- 
ning of  the  institution  as  a  college.  The  distinguishing  features 
of  the  new  charter  are  found  in  sections  2,  5,  and  6  as  follows : 

"Section  2. — Be  It  Further  Enacted,  That  the  Governor  of  the 
State  shall  be  ex-officio  president  of  the  board  of  trustees,  and  that 


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the  common  School  Superintendent,  should  such  an  office  exist,  [it 
was  created  December  4,  1852],  should  be  ex-officio  secretary  of  the 
board,  and  that  all  vacancies  in  the  board  shall  be  filled  by  a  majority 
of  the  trustees  of  said  college. 

"Section  5. — Be  It  Further  Enacted,  That  the  secretary  of  the 
board  of  trustees  shall,  within  ten  days  after  the  meeting  of  the 
Legislature,  make  a  full  report  of  the  condition  and  operation  of  said 
Normal  College  and  the  general  character  of  normal  instruction;  also 
the  condition  and  progress  of  normal  schools  generally,  together  with 
all  other  information  deemed  important  in  the  education  of  teachers, 
giving  also  the  names  and  residence  of  all  who  have  been  authorized 
to  teach. 

"Section  6. — Be  It  Further  Enacted,  That  the  president  and  direc- 
tors of  the  Literary  Fund  are  hereby  directed  to  loan  to  the  trustees 
of  Normal  College,  the  sum  of  ten  thousand  dollars  out  of  any  moneys 
not  otherwise  appropriated,  at  six  per  cent,  interest,  to  be  paid  semi- 
annually, upon  said  trustees  giving  bond  and  good  security  for  the 
same." 

Dr.  Craven  was  laboring  zealously  to  raise  the  teacher's  vo- 
cation to  that  of  one  of  the  learned  professions  and  to  give  it 
that  dignity  that  its  importance  deserved.  "Teaching  is  a 
great  profession,"  he  said ;  and  in  speaking  of  the  power  to 
confer  degrees,  he  said,  "It  is  intended  as  a  special  honor  for 
the  professional  teacher,  as  well  as  the  usual  collegiate  honors, 
for  those  who  complete  the  regular  course." 

The  institution  was  built  around  Braxton  Craven.  His  was 
a  great  personality.  It  is  true  that  he  had  three  and  sometimes 
four  assistants,  but  his  dominating  personality,  his  broad  cul- 
ture, and  his  knowledge  of  men  made  the  institution.  He 
was  another  Mark  Hopkins,  and  students  were  attracted  to  the 
institution  because  of  him.  With  the  loan  of  $10,000  from  the 
Literary  Fund  he  was  able  to  provide  suitable  buildings,  and 
"the  first  brick  building,  now  known  as  the  old  part  of  the  Col- 
lege, was  erected  with  the  money."  The  institution  was  attract- 
ing attention,  and  in  the  fall  of  1853  he  opened  with  195  stu- 
dents. In  that  year  he  published  for  the  first  time  his  teacher 
training  courses  as  follows  : 

EIRST    YEAR 

Orthoepy,  Orthography,  Reading,  Writing,  Arithmetic,   Geography, 


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English  Grammar,  Natural  Philosophy,  Book  Keeping,  and  History  of 
United  States  of  America. 

Lectures. — Mode  of  Conducting  and  Teaching  School,  with  practice 
every  week  in  the  Model  School. 

SECOND    YEAR 

English   Literature,   Arithmetic,    Natural   Philosophy,   Algebra,   As- 
tronomy,  Geometry,   Botany,  History,  Elocution,   Physiology. 
Lectures  as  above,  with  Composition  every  week. 

THIRD    YEAR 

Geometry,  Mental  Philosophy,  Logic,  Chemistry,  Uranography, 
Rhetoric,  Trigonometry,  Surveying,  Mensuration,  Political  Economy, 
Moral  Science,  and  Geology. 

With  regular  Normal  Lectures,  and  a  general  review  of  the  whole 
Course. 

"The  full  course  of  study  in  the  Department  requires  three  years 
for  its  completion :  those  who  stand  an  approved  examination  upon  the 
first  year's  course  will  receive  a  State  Certificate,  which  will  exempt 
them  from  examination  for  one  year  thereafter;  those  who  stand  upon 
the  two  years'  course  will  receive  a  Certificate  for  two  years ;  and  those 
who  pass  upon  the  entire  course  will  be  graduated  as  teachers." 

The  main  purpose  of  this  institution  was,  he  says,  "to  se- 
cure a  higher  grade  of  teachers  for  common  and  high  schools, 
and  to  furnish  a  better  guarantee  of  their  requirements  and 
qualifications,  than  could  be  done  by  the  ill-prepared  and  un- 
derpaid board  of  examiners  in  the  different  counties." 

When  Braxton  Craven  completed  his  plan  for  teacher  train- 
ing in  North  Carolina,  he  was  just  thirty-one  years  of  age,  and 
a  study  of  the  courses  as  outlined  above  will  disclose  the  fact 
that  he  did  have  an  insight  into  the  needs  of  the  day  and  that 
he  was  preparing  to  meet  them.  But  it  is  well  known  that  the 
world  accepts  new  ideas  slowly,  and  not  then,  until  mankind 
has  witnessed  much  intolerance  and  persecution.  Dr.  Craven 
was  by  no  means  a  timid  man.  In  fact  his  early  struggles 
against  circumstances  had  made  him  a  hard  and  vigorous 
fighter;  and  his  own  insatiable  thirst  for  a  knowledge  that 
would  give  him  light  filled  him  at  the  same  time  with  a  pro- 
found sympathy  for  those  who  were  struggling  for  the  light, 
and  that  sympathy  extended  to  all  the  children  of  the  state  that 


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were  without  the  means  of  an  education.  He  had  worked  out 
for  Normal  College  three  groups  of  studies,  the  classical,  the 
English,  and  the  normal ;  and  the  institution  was  now  broad 
enough  to  give  a  liberal  training  to  the  professional  classes,  the 
business  man,  and  the  newly  but  slowly  rising  teaching  class. 

The  state,  however,  had  refused  to  appropriate  money  for 
the  maintenance  of  Normal  College.  Therefore  it  was  de- 
pendent for  its  support  upon  students'  fees.  Nevertheless, 
President  Craven  published  annually  in  his  catalogue  that  "in- 
digent young  men  who  can  bring  a  good  recommendation  as  to 
character  and  ability,  will  either  receive  tuition  gratis,  or  be 
indulged  until  they  can  earn  the  money  after  completing  their 
education."  Moreover,  in  1851,  the  year  Normal  College  was 
chartered,  he  made  a  proposition  to  the  Methodist  Conference 
at  Salisbury  "to  educate  young  men  preparing  for  the  ministry 
without  charge,"  and  the  proposition  was  accepted.  Here  we 
have  perhaps  the  unparalleled  example  of  a  young  man,  with 
very  limited  material  resources,  preparing  teachers  for  the 
public  schools  free  and  educating  ministers  for  the  Methodist 
Church  without  price.  Furthermore,  we  have  already  seen 
that  he  conducted  night  schools  free.  The  question  naturally 
arises,  How  did  he  make  a  living  for  himself  and  family?  He 
owned  a  small  piece  of  land  and  was  considered  the  best  farmer 
in  the  neighborhood ;  he  made  the  soil  feed  him.  In  this  connec- 
tion let  me  add  that  the  amount  of  tuition  given  away  during 
the  six  years  from  1853  to  1859  was  $2700,  and  the  amount  of 
losses  in  unpaid  tuition  was  $1340,  or  a  total  of  $4040. 

Braxton  Craven  was  doubtless  considered  a  radical  in  his 
day  by  the  conservative  educational  leaders.  But  the  principles 
for  which  he  fought  so  vigorously  have  been  accepted  in  the 
main  to-day.  However,  he  had  to  pay  the  price  that  a  sensitive 
soul  pays  when  bitterly  attacked.  After  making  out  his  courses, 
which  were  a  new  departure  in  education  in  North  Carolina, 
he  laid  down  four  "general  principles  by  which  the  College 
should  be  regulated  and  controlled." 

1.  The  College,  in  the  relation  of  both  trustees  and  faculty,  shall 
do  its  own  work,  and  do  it  well,  without  opposition  or  disparagement 


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to  other  institutions :  aggression  and  misrepresentations  shall  be  per- 
mitted to  defeat  themselves  by  their  own  folly  and  wrong;  and  obsolete 
traditions  shall  be  met  by  living  facts,  where  reality  may  be  its  own 
logic. 

2.  The  College  shall  be  theoretically  and  practically  religious :  re- 
ligious in  creed  and  in  heart;  religious  doctrinally  and  by  conversions. 
(To  that  end  the  College  must  be  denominational  without  being  sec- 
tarian. Different  creeds  may  meet  for  fraternity,  social  interests,  and 
secular  work;  but  when  souls  are  to  be  won,  each  denomination  must 
be  its  own  temple.)  A  non-religious  college  is,  and  ought  to  be,  a 
failure  in  human  interests,  if  not  in  number  of  students.  The  student 
must  be  a  Christian,  or  the  man  will,  probably,  be  practically  an  infidel. 
The  intellect  must  mature  in  the  light  and  warmth  of  a  pure  heart. 
The  whole  tone  of  the  College  must  be  one  of  fervent  piety,  and  revi- 
vals and  conversions  a  part  of  the  ordinary  life. 

3.  Students  must  be  governed.  They  must  have  attention,  over- 
sight, and  control.  They  must  not  form  tastes,  habits,  and  character 
by  their  own  inclinations.  They  must  not  mould  the  life  of  the 
College  and  stamp  their  crude  opinions  upon  its  destiny;  but  the 
College  must  develop  and  discipline  them  into  the  best  manhood. 

4.  Students  cannot  be  governed  by  mere  statute  law.  Rules  and 
regulations  cannot  control  them ;  and  if  they  could,  the  desired  results 
would  not  be  attained  by  such  means.  The  government  must  be  moral, 
the  word  of  God  must  be  the  operative  law,  and  conscience  the  court 
of  appeal.  Religious  life  and  Christian  observances  and  forms  are  the 
best  habitat  for  all  the  virtues ;  and  under  them  refined  obedience,  self- 
restraint,  love  and  truth,  sobriety  and  diligence,  grow  best.  More 
than  any  other  place  on  earth  a  college  needs  the  whole  force  of  prac- 
tical, fervent  piety." 

None  but  a  courageous  leader  could  have  weathered  the 
storm  that  broke  around  his  institution  when  he  boldly  an- 
nounced his  policies  and  declared  his  principles.  He  was 
attacked  from  many  angles.  In  the  first  place  there  was  a 
strong  opposition  to  normal  schools,  since  many  of  the  state's 
able  men  at  that  time  had  no  faith  whatever  in  such  an  insti- 
tuition.  He  was  ridiculed  because  of  his  teacher  training 
courses.  Obstructions  were  thrown  in  his  way  at  every  point. 
His  normal  department  was  referred  to  as  "trash,"  and 
he  was  called  "a  humbug."  The  old  line  academic  institu- 
tions treated  his  efforts  with  contempt,  and  colleges  ridiculed 
his  efforts ;  and  in  May,  1854,  he  wrote  to  President  David  L. 
Swain,  of  the  University,  that  "the  University,  as  a  whole, 


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treats  us  ungenteelly,  and  with  but  little  of  that  courtesy  due  an 
honorable  inferior."  He  reminded  President  Swain  that  "we 
are  a  state  institution  equal  in  every  respect  to  Chapel  Hill  as 
to  privilege,"  and  closed  his  long  and  very  frank  letter  in  part 
with  these  words :  "If  Chapel  Hill  has  wealth  in  its  interest, 
we  have  the  mass  of  the  people  in  our  favor.  We  can  certainly 
succeed  much  better  with  your  favor,  but  we  can  as  certainly 
live  in  some  way  without  it.  Speak  of  us  respectfully,  treat 
our  recommendations  honorably,  and  try  them  as  others  do, 
and  if  we  visit  you,  treat  us  as  gentlemen,  and  you  will  have 
no  more  important  ally  than  Normal."  And  at  the  close  of 
the  scholastic  year  of  1853-54  he  published  in  his  catalogue  in 
bold  type  these  words :  "This  Institution  Confers  the 
Same  Degrees  as  the  University,  and  the  Governor  Signs 
all  our  Diplomas,  thus  conferring  upon  our  Graduates 
the  Approval  oe  the  State/' 

Calvin  H.  Wiley,  who  was  a  member  of  the  Senate  when 
Normal  College  was  established,  and  who  voted  for  the  bill, 
but  fought  the  section  carrying  the  appropriation,  was  elected 
Superintendent  of  Common  Schools  Dec.  13,  1852.  He  was, 
therefore,  ex-officio  secretary  of  the  board  of  trustees  of 
Normal  College  and  required  by  law  to  report  to  the  General 
Assembly  the  progress  and  the  character  of  the  work  in  the 
institution.  The  first  General  Assembly  to  meet  after  Wiley's 
election  was  in  1854,  and  his  report  on  Normal  Colleges  makes 
interesting  reading: 

"The  Normal  College  in  Randolph  county  has  been  placed  partly 
under  the  direction  of  the  State,  and  as  Superintendent  of  Common 
Schools,  I  am  ex-officio  secretary  of  the  board  of  trustees. 

"The  institution,  which  may  be  called  a  People's  College,  educates 
many  poor  young  men  on  their  promise  to  pay  the  tuition  when  they  go 
in  business ;  as  the  readiest  way  to  raise  the  means,  these  young  men 
generally  devote  themselves,  for  a  while  at  least,  to  the  teaching  of  the 
common  schools.  For  this  reason,  and  others,  the  faculty  are  allowed, 
by  charter,  to  give  licenses  to  teach,  and  the  state  has  loaned  to  the 
College  ten  thousand  dollars.  I  attended  the  last  annual  commence- 
ment, the  exercises  of  which  were  witnessed  by  an  immense  concourse 
of  people  from  the  middle  ranks  of  society,  thus  indicating  the  field 
of  labor  in  which  the  institution  promises  to  be  useful.     The  plan  on 


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which  it  has  been  conducted,  and  the  energy  of  those  concerned,  have 
secured  for  it  a  large  patronage;  and  this  example  I  wish  to  commend 
to  the  consideration  of  those  starting  academies  and  colleges  in  all 
parts  of  the  state.  I  am  often  applied  to  for  advice  by  those  about 
to  found  institutions  of  this  kind,  and  it  is  surprising  and  extremely 
gratifying  to  see  how  rapidly  they  are  springing  up  in  every  section. 
I  know  of  nothing  like  it  in  the  history  of  any  country,  considering 
the  former  condition  of  things ;  and  it  is  really  refreshing  to  see  how 
the  people  of  inland  villages  and  of  country  districts,  where  the  soil 
is  thin,  but  the  climate  healthy,  are  beginning  to  realize  the  fact  that 
it  is  not  merely  soil  or  minerals  or  water-power  that  enrich  a  county. 
.  .  .  .  I  suggest  that  every  new  academy  make  itself  a  normal 
school;  and  that  it  agree  to  educate  every  term  a  number  (and  a  large 
number)  of  poor  boys  or  girls  on  their  promise  to  teach  common 
schools  till  they  are  able  to  pay  the  cost.  Eight  out  of  ten  of  this 
sort  will  certainly  repay — this  course  will  enhance  the  popularity  of 
the  school,  and  the  pupils  of  this  sort,  as  they  go  forth  to  teach,  will 
be  zealous  champions  of  the  institution  where  they  were  educated. 
Besides  all  this  colleges  and  academies  will  be  greatly  aiding  the  gen- 
eral cause,  and  thus  stimulating  among  the  people  that  spirit  on  which 
they  thrive." 

A  DEFECT  IN  THE  ORGANIZATION 

Normal  College  was  in  reality  what  Calvin  H.  Wiley  styled 
it,  "The  People's  College,"  and  Dr.  Craven  was  right  in  say- 
ing that  "we  have  the  mass  of  people  in  our  favor."  However, 
it  is  necessary  to  note  one  defect  in  its  organization.  It  offered 
three  courses,  the  first  a  classical  course  of  collegiate  rank,  and 
for  the  completion  of  this  course  it  conferred  the  usual  aca- 
demic degrees.  The  second  was  the  English  course,  and  an 
English  diploma  or  certificate  was  awarded  to  those  completing 
this  course ;  and  the  third  was  the  normal  course  three  years  in 
length,  somewhat  similar  to  the  English  course  with  the  normal 
features  added.  However,  three  different  certificates  were 
granted  in  the  normal  department,  a  certificate  to  those  com- 
pleting the  first  year,  a  different  certificate  to  those  completing 
the  second  year,  and  still  another  kind  of  certificate  to  those 
completing  the  entire  course.  In  speaking  of  this  organization 
some  years  later  Dr.  Craven  said,  "The  good  sought  was  to 
some  extent  realized,  but  the  influence  upon  the  institution  was 
exceedingly  injurious,  and  continued  long  after  to  affect  its  fu- 


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ture  adversely.  Young  men  with  a  mere  elementary  educa- 
tion, with  little  mental  development  or  discipline,  and  often 
without  those  social  influences  that  are  the  best  foundation  for 
elegant  culture,  went  forth  bearing  a  Normal  certificate  au- 
thorized to  teach  any  common  school  in  the  state.  Coming 
from  an  institution  bearing  the  name  of  a  college,  they  were 
unjustly  but  generally  compared  with  the  regularly  educated 
students  of  other  colleges,  frequently  with  damaging  and  some- 
times with  destructive  effect.  These  crude  young  teachers, 
having  generally  no  higher  ambition  than  to  teach  a  few  terms 
of  a  county  primary  school,  and  sometimes  not  even  qualified 
for  that,  could  not  pretend  adequately  to  represent  either  the 
scholarship  or  culture  of  the  institution.  An  equitable  criticism 
could  not  have  pretended  that  they  were  exponents  of  Normal. 
Yet  such  affirmations  were  unsparingly  made  and  emphasized, 
both  by  those  who  knew  better  and  those  who  did  not." 

In  1856,  therefore,  he  began  to  reorganize  the  courses ;  and 
the  program  of  studies  as  outlined  for  1857  contains  only  one 
group  of  subjects,  the  group  that  leads  to  the  regular  academic 
degrees.  He  says  that  the  English  course  is  the  same  as  the 
above  with  Greek  and  Latin  omitted,  and  that  the  College 
offers  "partial  courses"  for  those  who  wish  to  spend  one  or 
more  sessions  at  the  institution,  and  that  is  the  only  reference 
to  the  Normal  Department. 

It  is  easy  to  see  that  unjust  comparisons  and  severe  ridicule 
that  was  heaped  upon  him  touched  his  sensitive  nature.  How- 
ever, other  forces  were  at  work  that  were  affecting  his  plans 
for  the  future.  One  of  these  was  the  efforts  of  leaders  in  the 
Methodist  Church  to  make  Normal  College  the  institution  of 
the  church.  This  will  be  discussed  later.  The  second  was  the 
general  trend  of  public  opinion  as  to  the  kind  of  normal  school 
that  the  state  should  support  and  what  should  constitute  teach- 
er training. 

ATTITUDE  OF  THE  TEACHERS'"  ASSEMBLY  TO  NORMAL  SCHOOLS 

Calvin  H.  Wiley  was  coming  to  the  front  as  the  head  of  the 
common  school  system  of  the  state.     In  his   report  to  the 


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governor  in  185$  he  said :  "There  is  an  absolute  necessity  for 
some  economical,  practical,  and  systematic  effort  to  produce 
an  efficient  corps  of  teachers.  .  .  .  Normal  schools  would 
not  supply  the  demand,  would  cost  immense  sums,  and  would 
educate  a  class  who  would  not  be  likely  to  seek  employment  in 
common  schools."  He  then  recommended  as  a  substitute  for 
normal  schools  the  institute  plan.  The  nucleus  of  such  a  plan 
was  already  in  existence.  County  examiners  were  authorized 
to  examine  teachers  and  to  pass  upon  their  qualification,  and  it 
was  his  plan  to  make  the  examiner  of  each  county  a  director 
in  teacher  training.  He  took  a  poll  of  the  chairmen  of  the 
county  examiners  and  reported  that  out  of  sixty-two  who  had 
testified,  "One  thinks  the  system  not  useful,  two  or  three  want 
to  see  it  tried  further,  and  fifty-eight  are  unqualified  in  their 
approbation." 

It  was  necessary  to  bring  the  teachers  together  for  instruc- 
tion. Therefore,  in  1856  Wiley  issued  his  call  for  the  organiza- 
tion of  a  teachers'  convention.  Dr.  Craven  wrote  him,  "I 
heartily  approve  your  school  convention  and  will  to  the  utmost 
of  my  ability  promote  the  object."  Later  when  Superintend- 
ent Wiley  invited  him  to  discuss  the  all  important  question  of 
teacher  training,  he  wrote,  "Yours  of  August  5,  inviting  me 
to  deliver  an  essay  in  Salisbury  on  the  21st  of  October  on  'The 
Best  Method  of  Communicating  Instruction,'  is  at  hand.  My 
great  interest  in  the  subject  will  not  allow  me  to  refuse  the 
invitation." 

The  first  teachers'  convention,  after  the  organization  of  the 
common  school  system,  assembled  in  Salisbury,  October  21, 
1856,  and  the  subject  that  brought  forth  the  greatest  discussion 
was  the  one  that  Dr.  Craven  was  asked  to  discuss.  And  from 
that  meeting  another  petition  went  up  to  the  General  Assembly 
to  establish  normal  schools  for  teachers.  It  provided  for  an 
institution  to  be  located  in  each  congressional  district  and  sup- 
ported out  of  the  state  funds.  However,  Wiley  was  in  favor 
of  the  institute  plan,  and  he  asked  the  General  Assembly  to 
consider  his  plan,  which  "would  be  similar  to  the  teachers'  in- 
stitutes which  are  springing  up  in  every  state  where  they  have 


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common  schools."  His  plan  called  for  a  division  of  the  state 
into  ten  districts,  and  for  as  many  institutes,  or  "district  so- 
cieties," and  for  semi-annual  meetings.  He  calculated  that  the 
cost  would  amount  to  $6000  annually,  and  that  six  hundred 
teachers  would  be  instructed.  Those  attending  this  district 
institute  were  to  be  selected  by  the  county  examiners  from 
their  own  list  of  teachers  whom  they  had  been  training.  Wiley 
preached  the  institute  plan  although  the  teachers  in  convention 
argued  for  the  district  normals.  In  the  meantime  the  state  did 
nothing.  But  when  the  next  teachers'  convention  met,  Wiley 
was  indirectly  censured  for  not  pressing  in  the  General  As- 
sembly the  normal  school  plan. 

In  the  teachers'  convention  of  1858  Craven  was  chairman 
of  the  committee  on  normal  schools.  Whatever  his  views  were, 
they  were  voted  down,  reconsidered,  and  laid  over  until  the 
next  convention.  But  when  a  new  committee  on  normal  schools 
was  appointed,  Craven  was  retained  as  chairman.  In  the  con- 
vention of  teachers  in  1857  it  was  decided  to  establish  a  teach- 
ers' journal;  and  in  January,  1858,  The  North  Carolina  Jour- 
nal of  Education  made  its  first  appearance  with  Calvin  H. 
Wiley  and  B.  Craven  as  two  of  the  directors  and  J.  D.  Camp- 
bell, Greensboro,  resident  editor. 

Wiley  reported  to  the  General  Assembly  in  1858  that 
"Normal  schools  are  an  important,  but  often  a  very  expensive 
agency,  and  unless  they  could  be  conducted  on  a  more  simple 
and  economic  plan  and  on  a  much  larger  scale  than  has  been 
common  in  other  states,  I  could  not  at  present  recommend 
them."  At  the  same  time  he  reluctantly  gave  a  qualified  en- 
dorsement of  the  plan  that  was  proposed  in  1856  to  establish 
a  normal  school  in  each  congressional  district,  and  he  presented 
another  bill  submitted  by  the  teachers'  convention  to  establish 
female  normal  schools  in  the  several  congressional  districts 
also.  However,  he  was  still  of  the  opinion  that  the  public  funds 
could  be  used  to  better  advantage  in  building  up  the  county 
examiners,  who  were  really  county  superintendents.  He 
thought  that  they  ought  to  be  paid  salaries  large  enough  to  re- 
quire a  much  greater  proportion  of  their  time  and  that  around 


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them  county  associations  or  institutes  could  be  created  that 
would  affect  the  whole  state.  In  fact,  he  cited  instances  of  the 
progress  of  teachers  due  to  the  activity  of  these  examiners,  and 
finally  he  had  the  great  pleasure  of  visiting  the  first  teachers' 
institute  ever  held  in  North  Carolina,  and  that  was  conducted 
in  June,  1860,  in  Graham :  "Prof.  W.  H.  Doherty,  of  the  male 
and  female  industrial  institute  of  that  place,"  was  the  con- 
ductor. In  the  meantime  normal  training  classes  were  organ- 
ized in  at  least  two  academies  in  North  Carolina,  county 
teachers'  associations  were  reported  in  seven  counties,  and  for 
the  time  it  appeared  that  institutes  and  county  associations 
would  sweep  the  state.  But  the  Civil  War  broke  out  the 
next  year,  and  we  are  approaching  the  end  of  an  era. 

Thus  it  will  be  seen  that  Calvin  H.  Wiley,  for  six  years  and 
even  longer,  had  been  guiding  public  opinion  away  from  the 
normal  school  idea  toward  the  county  institute  idea ;  and  as  a 
temporary  measure,  considering  the  fact  that  public  funds 
were  very  limited,  he  was  perhaps  justified.  The  public 
school  term  was  only  four  months,  and  the  average  salary  of 
the  teachers  was  about  $90  a  year.  However,  Craven's  idea 
was  broader  and  deeper  and  more  far-reaching  in  its  perma- 
nent results.  Today,  however,  both  the  institute  and  the 
normal  school  form  necessary  parts  of  our  teacher  training 
scheme.  Wiley  was  an  organizer;  Craven  was  a  teacher. 
Wiley  was  completing  the  school  machinery ;  Craven  was  con- 
cerned only  with  the  conduct  of  the  human  soul. 

In  the  published  articles  on  normal  training  that  appeared 
in  the  decade  from  1850  to  1860,  the  notion  prevailed  that 
there  exists  a  definite  "system  of  rules  for  communicating 
ideas  and  forming  habits."  Therefore,  the  discussion  in  the 
teachers'  assemblies  indicated  the  opinion  that  one  teacher 
possessing  these  rules  would  be  enough  to  conduct  a  whole 
normal  school.  Furthermore,  it  was  argued  that  a  teacher 
"ought  to  obtain  such  a  knowledge  of  the  philosophy  of  the 
mind  as  shall  enable  him  to  understand  the  reason  of  these 
rules  and  apply  them  with  judgment  and  discretion."  I  might 
add  here  that  this  superficial  notion  was  entertained  by  a  large 


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number  of  people  throughout  the  country.  In  this  connection 
I  shall  give  some  of  the  opinions  of  Dr.  Craven  on  this  very- 
important  subject : 

"Teaching  is  far  from  being  similar  to  the  mechanic's  art  which 
simply  requires  conformity  to  rules,  lines,  and  proportion,  without  any 
reference  to  the  character  or  disposition  of  the  operator." 

"He  is  the  best  teacher  in  any  given  case  who  arouses  the  student 
to  energetic  action,  directs  his  efforts  in  the  right  way  to  consistent, 
worthy,  and  noble  ends ;  causes  him  to  form  manly,  tasteful,  and 
proper  habits,  and  creates  within  him  a  thirst  for  knowledge  and  per- 
sonal excellence  that  will  bear  him  firmly  through  all  the  allurements 
of  dissipation,  the  dazzling  splendor  of  prosperity,  or  the  deep,  dark 
gloom  of  adversity." 

"If  a  teacher  cannot  clothe  with  fascination  the  symbolic  columns  of 
the  spelling  book,  the  maxims  and  stories  of  the  reader,  the  principles 
and  problems  of  arithmetic,  the  definitions  and  exercises  of  grammar, 
and  all  other  subjects  he  proposes  to  teach,  he  has  embarked  in  the 
wrong  profession,  and  should  at  once  and  forever  abandon  that  for 
which  he  is  not  qualified." 

"In  turning  our  attention  to  the  actual  routine  of  imparting  knowl- 
edge, it  may  be  proper  to  remark  that  scarcely  any  subject  can  be 
thoroughly  and  completely  learned  alone  or  at  any  one  period  in 
life." 

"Books  are  the  natural  world  in  miniature  and  supply  the  place  of 
universal  travel,  and  the  teacher  must  so  explain  the  picture  as  to 
invest  it  with  real  life." 

"Much  of  the  restlessness,  roaming,  and  evil  of  young  people  is 
due  to  the  fact  that  they  have  no  resources  of  amusement  in  them- 
selves, and  no  material  upon  which  they  can  employ  their  hearts." 

"The  only  source  of  direct  and  real  profit  to  the  student  is  his  own 
personal  exertion." 

"Whatsoever  a  man  has  ability,  habit,  and  inclination  to  perform 
in  a  superior  manner,  he  delights  to  do,  and  finds  a  kind  of  mental 
compulsion  laid  upon  him  to  discharge  that  work.  Thus  the  proper 
teacher  feels  a  necessity  to  impart  knowledge." 

"Want  of  interest  in  primary  learning,  ignorance  of  its  utility  and 
vast  import,  and  consequent  difficulty  in  language,  the  great  instru- 
ment of  thought,  are  at  this  hour,  perhaps  the  greatest  impediment  to 
profound   scholarship    and   literary    distinction." 

"Every  capacity  of  man,  whether  intellect,  sensibility,  or  will, 
whether  thought,  emotion,  desire  of  volition,  must  have  expression ; 
without  that  they  neither  live  nor  grow  nor  work." 

"To  teach  is  to  advance  from  the  known  to  the  unknown." 


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We  have  no  evidence  whatever  to  show  that  Craven  ever 
seriously  disagreed  with  Wiley.  In  fact,  it  was  Craven's  propo- 
sition in  1850  that  the  state  should  establish  "one  or  more 
normal  schools."  However,  as  public  sentiment  drifted  away 
from  the  normal  schools  and  toward  the  institute,  the  Metho- 
dist Church  was  taking  a  deeper  interest  in  Normal  College. 
In  1851  the  Conference  endorsed  the  work  of  the  institution 
and  permitted  Normal  School  to  educate  its  ministers  free. 
In  1854  it  gave  the  institution  the  strongest  endorsement,  and 
the  movement  was  begun  to  make  Normal  College  the  Metho- 
dist institution  of  North  Carolina.  About  this  time  Dr. 
Charles  F.  Deems,  who  had  been  adjunct  professor  of  rhetoric 
and  logic  at  the  University  of  North  Carolina  in  the  forties  and 
who  for  a  short  time  afterwards  was  professor  of  chemistry 
at  Randolph-Macon,  had  returned  to  the  state  and  joined  the 
North  Carolina  Conference.  He  left  Randolph-Macon  on  ac- 
count of  a  serious  controversy  with  President  Smith  of  that  in- 
stitution. The  "bitter  feud"  between  Dr.  Deems  and  President 
Smith,  of  Randolph-Macon,  culminated  "in  the  alienation  of 
many  friends  from  each  other  and  North  Carolina  Conference 
from  Randolph-Macon  College."  Through  the  influence  of 
Dr.  Deems  an  effort  was  made  to  withdraw  the  North  Carolina 
Methodists  from  the  patronage  of  Randolph-Macon.  There- 
fore, in  1856  President  Craven  in  behalf  of  his  board  of  trus- 
tees offered  to  transfer  Normal  College  to  the  Methodists  of 
North  Carolina,  on  condition  that  the  conference  raise  $20,000. 
In  the  same  report  Olin  Institute  was  offered  to  the  conference 
also.  The  report  was  against  accepting  both  institutions,  but  a 
substitute  report  was  adopted  accepting  "the  proposition  from 
the  Normal  College,"  and  Dr.  Charles  F.  Deems  was  elected  a 
member  of  the  board  of  trustees.  In  the  conference  of  1857 
at  Goldsboro,  Rev.  B.  Craven,  who  had  been  a  local  preacher 
since  1839  was  admitted  into  the  conference  and  was  ap- 
pointed president  of  Normal  College.  At  that  conference  the 
reports  from  Randolph-Macon  College  were  not  considered, 
and  when  a  minority  report  was  submitted  the  conference  re- 
fused to  consider  it  also.    Thus  by  a  large  majority  "the  vote 


First  State;  Normal  School  103 

showed  that  the  conference  did  not  wish  longer  to  co-operate 
with  the  Virginia  Conference"  in  supporting  Randolph-Macon, 
since  it  now  had  an  institution  of  its  own.  In  1858  Dr.  Craven 
and  Dr.  Deems  with  others  were  appointed  by  the  conference 
"to  make  application  to  the  next  legislature  to  change  the  name 

of  the  college  from  'Normal'  to ;  to  make  the  normal 

feature  correspond  with  other  colleges  and  such  changes  as 
will  make  the  charter  conform  to  the  conference  relations." 
The  committee  was  empowered  to  select  a  name,  and  Dr. 
Deems  suggested  "Trinity,"  which  was  adopted  by  the  com- 
mittee. The  title  to  the  property  was  examined,  and  in  Decem- 
ber, 1858,  the  records  show  that  the  conference  undertook  to 
raise  $50,000  for  the  college.  In  February,  1859,  the  General 
Assembly  changed  the  name  to  Trinity  College,  and  all  state 
relations  were  cancelled  and  the  power  to  grant  certificates  to 
teach  in  the  public  schools  was  withdrawn.  Thus  the  first 
state  normal  college  became  Trinity  College. 

(This  article  is  the  second  of  a  series  by  Professor  Brooks 
dealing  with  the  history  of  Trinity  College.  Much  of  the  ma- 
terial used  was  recently  discovered  in  original  documents  not 
hitherto  available.) 


THE  WASHINGTON  DUKE  BUILDING 

GILBERT  T.  ROWE,  '95 

The  old  Washington  Duke  Building  stood  for  nineteen 
years  and  on  January  4,  1911,  came  to  a  spectacular  end 
by  fire.  It  had,  however,  already  served  its  generation  and 
was  about  to  be  removed  to  make  way  for  the  larger  building 
which  now  occupies  a  part  of  the  site.  This  building  began 
to  affect  the  life  of  the  College  even  before  it  was  occupied, 
for  it  was  the  falling  of  its  uncompleted  tower  that  delayed 
the  removal  of  the  College  for  one  year.  Whether  this  was  a 
mere  accident  or  a  judgment  sent  upon  the  whole  undertaking 
was  never  decided ;  and  as  most  of  those  who  so  bitterly  oppos- 
ed the  removal  of  the  College  had  passed  away  when  the  fire 
occurred,  no  one  has  been  heard  to  declare  that  this  calamity 
was  a  confirmation  of  an  opinion  that  Providence  had  dis- 
approved of  the  plan. 

As  I  remember  my  college  days,  I  am  spared  the  conflict- 
ing emotions  of  many  other  students,  because  my  life  as  a 
Trinity  man  began  with  the  history  of  the  College  in  Durham. 
In  1892  late  in  the  afternoon  of  the  day  before  the  new  college 
was  to  open,  a  crowd  of  students  landed  upon  the  campus.  Al- 
though my  room-mate  and  I  had  acted  upon  the  advice  of  the 
authorities  and  reserved  a  room  early  in  the  summer,  we  were 
unable  to  find  out  where  that  room  was  and  were  quartered  for 
the  night  in  the  old  Inn.  As  I  lay  upon  the  bed  that  night 
and  looked  first  upon  the  bare  walls  and  then  out  upon  the  cam- 
pus, dotted  with  scrubby  oaks  and  littered  with  scantlings 
and  piles  of  plaster,  little  did  I  think  that  this  campus  would 
finally  begin  to  feel  more  like  home  than  any  other  place,  or 
that  it  would  ever  assume  the  beautiful  aspect  that  it  presents 
today. 

The  next  day  we  learned  that  we  had  been  assigned  number 
eleven  in  the  Duke  Building.  All  the  dormitories  in  this  build- 
ing were  built  upon  one  of  two  plans.  Some  of  them  were 
small,  while  others  were  more  commodious  and  had  a  sleeping 


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The;  Washington  Duke;  Building  105 

apartment  cut  off  by  a  low  partition.  As  number  eleven  was 
of  the  former  kind,  we  soon  found  one  of  the  larger  rooms 
unoccupied  and  moved  in.  During  my  entire  course  I  remained 
upon  the  second  floor  and  on  the  north  side  of  this  building,  al- 
though I  changed  rooms  several  times.  All  of  the  rooms  were 
comfortable  and  substantially  furnished;  but  although  bowls 
and  pitchers  were  provided,  most  of  us  preferred  to  repair 
early  in  the  morning  to  the  common  bath-room,  where  we 
could  splash  at  will.  The  heating  arangement  was  the  source 
of  greatest  annoyance.  In  extremely  cold  weather  all  the  heat 
went  to  the  south  side  of  the  building,  leaving  us  on  the  north 
to  shiver;  and  when  the  south  wind  blew,  those  on  the  south 
side  roasted.  Thus  we  were  tossed  alternately  from  comfort 
to  misery  until  a  new  system  was  installed. 

The  Duke  Building  was  a  long,  rectangular  structure  built 
of  red  brick.  On  the  top  and  toward  the  front  was  the  tower, 
in  which  was  the  clock  with  its  large,  sweet-toned  bell,  which 
not  only  struck  the  hours,  but  served  as  a  bell  by  which  the 
janitor  announced  the  engagements  of  the  day.  The  day 
began  with  the  rising  bell,  which  I  remember  to  have  heard  at 
least  three  or  four  times  during  my  college  career.  While  a 
few  heard  and  heeded,  it  was  rung  too  early  to  be  of  any  value 
to  most  of  us. 

The  Duke  Building  was  at  that  time  the  most  important 
upon  the  campus,  the  only  important  public  events  taking  place 
elsewhere  being  meals  and  chapel  exercises  at  the  Inn.  It 
contained  the  president's  office,  the  library,  the  society  halls, 
a  parlor,  and  practically  all  the  recitation  rooms,  as  well  as  dor- 
mitories for  about  half  the  student  body.  At  first  the  social 
life  of  the  students  was  grouped  about  two  centers  of  about 
equal  interest,  but  gradually  the  most  social,  athletic,  and  con- 
vivial elements  gravitated  toward  the  Inn,  leaving  in  the  Duke 
Building  those  who  for  the  greater  part  were  inclined  to 
quietude  and  labor.  However,  there  were  many  hard  students 
in  the  Inn,  as  well  as  a  considerable  number  in  the  Duke 
Building,  who  scanned  the  bulletin  board  with  great  anxiety 
after  examinations. 


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It  was  during  the  early  spring  of  the  second  year  that  this 
building  began  to  teem  with  insect  life.  We  retired,  but  not  to 
sleep.  Hollow  eyes  and  drowsy  heads  led  to  mutual  confes- 
sions, which  disclosed  the  fact  that  the  trouble  was  epidemic. 
Our  first  remedy  was  kerosene.  About  two  hours  every  third 
day  were  spent  in  slaughtering  the  parasites  and  anointing  the 
beds  and  walls  with  kerosene,  during  the  intervals  of  which 
bodies  too  tired  to  be  annoyed  by  a  little  loss  of  blood  might 
snatch  a  little  rest  before  the  onslaughts  again  became  unbear- 
able. But  this  remedy  proving  inconvenient  and  only  palliative, 
we  appealed  to  the  versatile  and  scholarly  president,  who 
gave  us  a  remedy,  the  efficacy  of  which  was  such  as  to  make 
it  worthy  of  being  heralded  throughout  the  world.  One  appli- 
cation was  sufficient.  Thereafter  we  lay  upon  beds  and 
mattresses,  besmeared  indeed,  but  unoccupied  except  by  the 
sleeper. 

Life  in  this  building  was  made  up  of  some  study,  some 
amusement,  and  a  great  deal  of  social  conversation.  Practically 
all  of  the  students  gave  some  attention  to  books  and  recitations, 
thought  doubtless  when  they  learned  that  the  records  had  per- 
ished in  the  burning  building,  many  found  it  difficult  to  lament 
over  the  loss.  There  were  a  few,  who  were  excessively  com- 
municative, going  from  one  room  to  another  during  study 
hours,  not  entering  the  door  of  knowledge  themselves  or  suffer- 
ing those  who  would  to  enter.  There  was  a  professor  on  each 
floor.  Their  policy,  however,  was  non-interference,  except  in 
cases  when  the  noise  became  unbearable.  Occasionally  a  dis- 
turbance would  break  out  in  some  part  of  the  building,  run 
for  a  little  while,  and  then  subside;  but  if  it  promised  to  be 
prolonged  and  were  on  the  second  floor,  the  professor's  door 
would  fly  open;  a  voice,  "cheese  it,  boys,  cheese  it,"  would 
ring  out ;  and  the  boys  would  scamper  to  their  rooms  like  rats 
to  their  holes.  Except  on  commencement  night.  On  this  last 
night  of  the  college  year,  pandemonium  reigned  from  midnight 
until  dawn.  Every  conceivable  noise  was  made,  and  every  sort 
of  missile  thrown  up  and  down  the  halls.     When  the  restraint 


The  Washington  Duke;  Buiuhng  107 

incident  to  the  college  work  removed,  many  of  the  boys  under- 
went a  sudden  reversion  to  the  primitive  type. 

On  the  whole  the  boys  were  morally  sound,  though  some  of 
them  no  doubt  went  beyond  proper  bounds.  Durham  at  that 
time  had  several  saloons,  there  were  some  disreputable  sections 
in  the  city,  and  the  tone  of  morals  and  culture  was  not  so  high 
as  it  is  now  either  in  colleges  or  elsewhere.  Some  of  the  boys 
drank  occasionally,  and  now  and  then,  especially  on  Saturday 
nights,  a  few  of  them  played  cards ;  but  I  never  knew  of  any 
game  played  for  money,  and  I  am  now  unable  to  recall  the 
name  of  any  occupant  of  that  building  who  afterwards  led 
a  dissipated  life.  A  few  also,  especially  among  the  new  stu- 
dents, were  addicted  to  a  mild  form  of  profanity;  but  this 
form  of  useless  and  inane  expression  was  practically  eliminated 
from  all  classes  before  they  became  seniors. 

Those  were  the  days  of  the  simple  life.  The  food  at  Inn, 
"Buzzard  Club,"  and  private  boarding  houses  was  plain  and 
wholesome.  The  question  of  clothes  did  not  cause  much  anx- 
iety. Each  wore  what  he  had  or  could  get,  no  one  was  thought 
either  the  less  of  or  more,  because  of  the  quality  of  his  wearing 
apparel.  The  boys  had  left  their  girls  behind  them,  "Co-eds" 
were  exceedingly  few,  and  the  gentle  damsels  of  Durham  were 
seen  so  seldom  that  they  were  unable  to  tear  the  boys  away 
from  their  absent  loves.  The  valedictorian  of  my  class  lived 
on  about  a  hundred  and  seventy-five  dollars  a  year  and  was 
held  in  high  regard  by  the  entire  student  body.  Fraternities 
and  fraternity  banquets  did  not  appear  until  the  third  year, 
and  florists'  bills  and  carriages  were  in  an  entirely  different 
and  absent  world. 

The  boys  of  this  building  seldom  committed  any  acts  of 
depredation  upon  the  surrounding  country.  I  recall  but  two 
instances.  A  young  sophomore,  who  now  occupies  a  high 
position  in  one  of  our  conferences,  led  out  a  squad  one  night, 
seeking  what  they  might  devour.  After  rambling  till  after 
midnight  they  returned  with — a  sack  of  pithy  turnips.  The 
other  instance,  however,  was  more  grave,  as  well  as  satisfying. 
One  evening  after  sundown,  as  I  was  sitting  quietly  meditating 


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in  my  room,  a  student  came  in  with  his  coat  bulging,  and  with 
an  air  of  mystery,  walked  up  to  the  table  and  began  to  extract 
from  various  places  about  his  person — chickens.  One,  two, 
three,  four  nice  frying-sized  chickens,  he  deliberately  laid  upon 
the  table.  The  problem  of  hot  water,  bread,  salt,  and  pepper 
was  easily  solved,  and  soon  after  the  lights  went  out  four  boys 
disappeared  in  the  woods  north  of  the  college,  and  after  a 
royal  feast,  returned  to  the  campus  just  as  the  horizon  began 
to  indicate  the  rising  of  the  sun.  The  provider  of  the  sub- 
stantial element  of  the  feast  declared  that  he  came  into  posses- 
sion of  those  chickens  by  a  mere  accident.  Strolling  along 
with  his  cane,  he  passed  by  a  stable  door  just  off  the  campus, 
and  glancing  in,  he  saw  four  chickens.  He  playfully  tapped 
toward  the  head  of  one  of  them,  and  to  his  astonishment,  the 
chicken  fell.  Should  he  waste  one  dead  chicken,  which  was 
not  enough  for  a  meal,  or  acquire  three  more?  He  acquired 
three  more.  As  he  never  brought  in  any  spoils  of  any  kind 
again,  I  am  inclined  to  believe  that  his  account  is  true. 

The  cyclone  came  in  those  days.  A  large,  black,  boiling, 
threatening  cloud,  terminating  downward  in  a  twisting  funnel, 
appeared  in  the  west,  and  was  rapidly  moving  toward  the  col- 
lege. A  crowd  of  excited  boys  were  standing  in  front  of  the 
building  watching  it,  when  the  colored  janitor,  a  little,  short- 
legged  negro,  came  out.  Some  one,  pointing  to  the  west  said, 
"Look,  John,  what's  coming,"  John  looked,  and  without  a 
word,  struck  out  as  fast  as  his  legs  could  carry  him.  Our  at- 
tention was  divided  between  him  and  the  cyclone,  until  he  dis- 
appeared beyond  the  railroad,  and  the  cyclone  swerved  by  to 
the  north,  leaving  the  campus  uninjured.  The  next  day  we 
followed  a  track  of  broken  trees  and  demolished  houses,  but 
did  not  learn  of  any  injury  to  life. 

Hazing  at  that  time  was  rare  and  comparatively  harmless. 
Only  two  instances  come  to  my  mind.  Soon  after  the  college 
opened,  a  crowd  of  boys  happened  to  be  together  in  our  room, 
my  room-mate  being  an  old  student  and  a  sophomore,  when 
one  of  them  suggested  that  they  have  some  fun  with  the  new 
students.     He  secured  our  blacking-brush  and  box  and  called 


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to  the  crowd  to  come  on.  As  I  was  congratulating  myself 
upon  my  easy  escape,  one  of  them  suggested  that  as  I  was 
fresh  they  had  better  begin  on  me.  My  room-mate  said  I  was 
not  worth  bothering  with  as  I  was  a  sophomore,  and  besides 
was  on  to  the  scheme  that  had  been  concocted  in  my  presence, 
but  the  boy  with  the  brush  thought  I  ought  at  least  to  sing  a 
little.  This  I  readily  did.  Before  I  had  finished  the  first 
verse,  all  of  them  began  to  seek  relief  by  passing  out  into  the 
hall. 

The  plan  was  to  step  into  a  freshman's  room,  display  the 
blacking  utensils,  and  without  any  reference  to  their  probable 
use,  request  him  to  sing.  One  after  another  complied  with  this 
simple  request  until  we  had  heard  music,  good,  bad,  and  in- 
different, from  almost  all  the  freshmen  in  the  building.  Finally 
we  walked  into  the  room  of  two  mountain  youths  who  were 
found  sitting  by  the  table,  apparently  busily  engaged  in  study- 
ing. "We  have  heard,"  began  the  leader,  "that  you  two 
gentlemen  have  very  fine  voices,  and  we  have  come  to  hear 
you  sing."  "I  am  very  sorry,  gentlemen,"  replied  the  taller 
of  the  two,  as  he  arose  from  his  chair,  "that  you  have  been 
misinformed,  for  neither  of  us  has  any  special  talent  in  that 
line."  "Well,"  continued  the  spokesman  of  the  crowd,  "we 
are  not  so  particular  about  the  quality  of  the  music,  but  we  in- 
sist that  you  give  us  the  best  you  have."  With  this  he  began 
casually  to  open  the  box  of  blacking,  and  as  he  did  so,  the 
boy  by  the  table  carelessly  removed  the  top  of  a  box  lying  near 
his  book,  displaying  in  plain  view  a  pistol.  "I  came  to  this 
place,"  he  said,  "to  study  and  not  to  sing.  I  don't  care  to  be 
bothered,  and  I  positively  will  not  sing."  The  leader  turned  to 
the  door.  "Come  on,  boys,"  he  called ;  "we  won't  get  any  music 
here;  you  can  tell  by  looking  at  these  fellows  that  they  can't 
sing."  That  was  the  last  room  visited;  the  party  soon  broke 
up,  and  that  was  the  last  of  hazing,  with  one  exception,  during 
my  college  course. 

Early  in  the  spring  of  the  first  year,  a  green,  gawky  boy, 
came  in  one  Sunday  afternoon  fresh  from  a  Durham  county 
farm.     To  look  at  him  was  to  think  of  growing  pines  and 


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gullies.  One  afternoon  some  boys  decided  to  have  some  amuse- 
ment out  of  him,  and  as  I  had  befriended  him  on  several  oc- 
casions, I  went  to  his  room  and  told  him  about  the  project, 
advising  him  to  comply  with  their  request  as  to  singing,  assur- 
ing him  that  he  would  come  to  no  harm.  About  ten  o'clock 
that  night  the  crowd  went  to  his  room,  and  in  a  polite  way, 
asked  him  to  sing.  He  was  a  boy  of  gigantic  frame,  and 
when  he  lifted  up  his  voice,  it  was  awful  in  volume  and  dis- 
cord. Soon  he  complied  with  a  request  to  get  upon  the  table, 
singing  as  he  mounted.  Two  boys  behind  him  seized  the  legs 
of  the  table  and  precipitated  him  into  the  middle  of  the  floor. 
Meanwhile  he  continued  to  sing.  The  light  was  turned  off, 
and  a  shower  of  pillows,  shoes,  and  other  articles  fell  upon  and 
around  him.  Dodging  them  as  best  he  could,  he  sang  on. 
After  the  crowd  all  left,  I  went  into  his  room,  turned  on  the 
light,  and  found  him  sitting  in  the  floor,  still  singing.  I  im- 
plored his  to  hush,  assuring  him  that  the  hazing  was  all  over. 
These  are  some  of  the  reminiscences  connected  with  a  resi- 
dence of  three  years  in  the  old  Washington  Duke  Building. 
"And  there  are  also  many  other  things,  the  which  if  they 
should  be  written  every  one,  I  suppose  that  even  the  world 
itself  could  not  contain  the  books  that  should  be  written." 
For  here  happened  on  class  innumerable  interesting  incidents, 
here  the  trustees  held  their  prolonged,  and  often  tempestuous, 
sessions  in  a  room  the  walls  of  which  would  sometimes  leak, 
and  here  took  place  those  heart-to-heart  conversations,  in 
which  students  revealed  their  highest  ambitions  to  each  other 
and  wove  the  cords  of  friendship  that  can  never,  never  die. 


EDITORIAL  NOTES 

We  introduce  in  this  issue  an  Alumnae  Department,  Miss 
Katie  Johnson,  '02,  editor.  Nearly  one-tenth  of  the  Alumni 
of  the  College  are  women ;  and  while  of  course  they  are  as 
much  interested  as  are  the  men  in  the  early  history  and  larger 
interests  of  the  College,  it  is  only  just  that  they  should  have  a 
department  of  their  own  in  addition  to  the  general  articles  in 
the  publication. 


Remember  that  the  Register  is  a  quarterly  publication ;  the 
next  number  will  appear  October  15. 


Read  the  introduction  to  the  "register  of  former  students," 
and  note  that  the  roster  is  not  intended  to  be  complete  in  this 
issue.  Urge  all  former  students  to  send  in  complete  informa- 
tion as  to  themselves,  call  our  attention  promptly  to  all  errors, 
and  by  all  means  send  us  any  available  information  regard- 
ing the  dead.  Nil  nisi  bonum  doesn't  necessarily  mean  nil,  but 
as  a  matter  of  fact  our  information  as  to  deceased  alumni  is  at 
present  very  meager.  Notify  us  as  to  who  could  give  us  facts 
regarding  such  alumni — especially  those  of  your  own  class  and 
college  generation. 


The  alumni  dinner  was  again  a  great  success  and  reflected 
great  credit  upon  Dr.  Cheatham  and  Prof.  Flowers,  who  look- 
ed after  the  main  details.  F.  S.  Aldridge  sold  tickets  with  his 
usual  energy,  and  sold  more  than  ever.  One  point,  however, 
is  evident :  we  must  make  some  arrangement  to  hold  the  an- 
nual business  meeting  of  the  Association  at  some  other  time 
than  at  the  dinner.  In  their  good  time  at  the  dinner  this  year 
the  Boys — old  and  young — almost  neglected  to  transact  neces- 
sary business. 


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We  wish  to  publish  memories  of  the  Hesperian  and  Colum- 
bian literary  societies  in  early  numbers  of  the  Register.  The 
Society  whose  old  members  respond  most  promptly  and  hearti- 
ily  gets  the  first  write-up.  If  you  are  interested,  contribute 
your  part :  we  want  to  write  a  composite  article  about  each. 
Respond  while  you  think  of  it,  for  assuredly  most  of  the 
Boys  will  forget  to  write.  Old  Society  songs,  old  "rooting" 
at  debates  and  oratorical  programs,  records  of  old  contests, 
and  unwritten  political  history — can  be  woven  into  an  excep- 
tionally enjoyable  article. 


There  were  more  class  reunions  at  the  commencement 
dinner  this  year  than  ever.  Get  busy  now  on  yours  for  next 
year.  Besides  the  younger  classes,  '06  for  its  tenth,  '01  for  its 
fifteenth,  '96  for  its  twentieth,  and  '91  for  its  twenty-fifth 
ought  to  put  in  appearance. 


The  Register  regrets  that  Rev.  Harry  M.  North  was  un- 
avoidably prevented  from  completing  his  article  on  Bishop 
Kilgo,  announced  for  this  issue.  It  will  appear  in  a  future 
issue. 


Has    your    county   organized    a   Trinity    College    Alumni 
Association? 


The  Register  has  a  complete  list  of  the  alumni  in  your 
county.  Send  for  the  list,  and  organize  all  former  Trinity 
students  into  a  local  Association. 


Read  Miss  Johnson's  notes  for  a  write-up  of  the  Alumnae 
luncheon. 


Refer  to  Mr.  Hornaday's  notes  for  the  list  of  Alumni  who 
registered  at  alumni  headquarters  during  commencement  week. 


ON  THE  CAMPUS 

The  annual  commencement  was  never  more  successful  or 
more  largely  attended  than  was  the  fifty-sixth  this  year.  From 
Sunday  evening,  June  6,  when  the  baccalaureate  address  was 
given,  through  the  reception  the  following  Wednesday  evening, 
the  campus  and  city  were  full  of  visitors.  The  weather  was  un- 
usually pleasant. 


Dr.  Franklin  N.  Parker,  who  has  for  four  years  held  the 
Avera  Professorship  of  Biblical  Literature,  and  who  next  year 
goes  to  Emory  University  to  become  professor  of  systematic 
theology  in  the  Candler  School  of  Divinity,  delivered  the 
baccalaureate  address  to  the  graduating  class  Sunday  evening, 
June  6.  The  class  of  1915  had  entered  with  Dr.  Parker,  four 
years  before,  and  it  was  fitting  that  he  should  give  them  the 
last  message  from  their  alma  mater.  To  show  their  love  and 
admiration  for  him,  the  students  of  the  College,  through  Mr. 
B.  H.  Siler,  president  of  the  class  of  1915,  presented  Dr. 
Parker  with  a  handsome  silver  loving  cup,  at  the  conclusion  of 
the  exercises  Sunday  evening. 

"Service  as  the  Ideal  of  Life"  was  Dr.  Parker's  theme, 
and  at  the  outset  he  declared  that  the  proper,  safe,  and  ade- 
quate conclusion  for  every  individual  to  make,  is  to  measure 
everything  by  Jesus  Christ  and  His  life.  "I  am  among  you 
as  one  that  serveth."  Only  in  serving  can  one  discover  the 
consciousness  of  power. 

The  music  on  this  occasion  and  also  on  the  following  Tues- 
day morning  was  furnished  by  a  choir  of  trained  voices  of 
Durham  people,  under  the  direction  of  Mr.  T.  Edgar  Cheek 
assisted  by  Miss  Felicia  Kueffner,  pianist. 


Dr.  James  Wideman  Lee,  of  Saint  Louis,  preached  the 
Commencement  sermon  Tuesday  morning,  June  8.  Craven 
Memorial  Hall  was  crowded,  as  it  had  been  the  previous  Sun- 


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day  evening.  Dr.  Lee,  who  has  occupied  some  of  the  most 
important  pastorates  in  Southern  Methodism,  is  regarded  as 
one  of  the  leading  preachers  in  this  church.  His  theme  on 
this  occasion  was  "The  Soul's  Atmosphere,"  and  was  based  on 
the  transforming  power  of  the  love  of  God :  "Keep  yourselves 
in  the  love  of  God."  The  sermon,  which  was  teeming  with 
splendidly  concise  utterances,  captivated  the  large  audience. 
"The  law  of  the  human  Kingdom  is  not  aristocratic,  but  demo- 
cratic. By  its  operation  the  many  who  are  weak  are  preserved 
against  the  few  who  are  strong.  Instead  of  sweeping  away  the 
inefficient  as  unfit  to  live,  it  pours  life  into  their  failing  hearts 
to  make  them  fit  to  live.  Animals  become  strong  by  crushing 
the  weak;  man  becomes  strong  by  lifting  the  weak.  The  law 
of  the  woods  is  physical;  the  law  of  the  human  life  is  moral." 


About  two  hundred  and  fifty  alumni  and  friends  and  guests 
of  the  College  were  present  in  Angier  Duke  Gymnasium  at 
1  o'clock  on  Tuesday  afternoon,  June  8,  for  the  annual  alumni 
dinner,  an  occasion  which  has  grown  in  interest  and  enthusiasm 
during  recent  years.  Rev.  L.  S.  Massey,  of  the  class  of  1891, 
president  of  the  Alumni  Association,  presided  and  acted  as 
toastmaster. 

Mr.  Bunyan  S.  Womble,  '04,  of  Winston-Salem  made  the 
principal  address.  His  subject  was  "Unselfishness,"  and  he  de- 
clared that  unselfishness  was  the  "Trinity  point  of  view." 
"The  thing  that  the  world  needs  today,"  said  Mr.  Womble,  "is 
to  learn  the  lesson  of  unselfishness.  .  .  The  working  out 
and  establishing  right  relations  between  men  and  between 
nations  must  come  through  a  system  of  education  that  is  built 
on  the  foundation  of  unselfishness.  The  world  will  never  have 
peace  until  men  of  all  nations  have  learned  the  truth  of  the 
great  commandment,  'Love  thy  neighbor  as  thyself.'  .  .  . 
It  is  the  Trinity  purpose  to  do  great  and  unselfish  service  for 
the  state  and  the  world ;  and  may  Trinity  College  always  have 
as  her  highest  aim  the  preparation  of  sane,  progressive,  un- 
selfish service." 


On  the;  Campus  115 

Senator  F.  M.  Simmons,  '73,  and  Congressman  John  H. 
Small,  eyL-'77,  responded  at  the  conclusion  of  Mr.  Womble's 
address,  and  talked  fittingly  of  education  and  the  place  of 
Trinity  College  in  the  future  of  Southern  educational  progress. 
Both  of  these  distinguished  and  loyal  sons  of  the  College  were 
greeted  with  loud  and  continued  applause  as  they  arose  to 
speak. 

Mr.  D.  W.  Newsom,  '99,  read  the  poem  of  the  year,  based 
on  the  unique  and  beautiful  custom  of  closing  the  official  col- 
lege year  by  the  lowering  of  the  flag  at  sunset  on  Wednesday 
of  commencement  week.  The  following  evening  when  the 
class  of  1915  lowered  the  flag,'  this  poem  was  sung  to  the 
tune  of  America. 

Others  responding  to  toasts  at  the  alumni  dinner  were 
Mr.  W.  F.  Wood,  for  the  class  of  '90,  Mr.  Willis  Smith,  for 
the  class  of  '10,  and  Mr.  H.  G.  Hedrick,  for  the  class  of  '11, — 
each  of  which  classes  this  year  held  a  reunion  and  was  largely 
represented, — Col.  John  F.  Bruton,  a  trustee  and  hearty  sup- 
porter of  Trinity,  Dr.  Lee,  and  President  Few. 


Tuesday  evening  at  8  o'clock  in  Craven  Memorial  Hall,  the 
Wiley  Gray  Oratorical  contest  was  held.  The  class  represen- 
tatives and  their  subjects  were,  Mr.  B.  W.  Barnard,  of  Ashe- 
ville,  "The  Party  Man  and  the  Independent  Voter" ;  Mr.  H.  E. 
Myers,  Hoffman,  "Individualism  and  Progress" ;  Mr.  B.  F. 
Taylor,  Greenville,  "Is  War  Inevitable  ?",  and  Mr.  Guy  Hamil- 
ton, Atlantic,  "Conservation  a  National  Problem."  The  de- 
cision of  the  committee  gave  Mr.  Barnard  the  much  coveted 
honor,  the  medal  being  presented  by  Congressman  Small. 


Owen  Wister,  well  known  American  man  of  letters,  gave 
the  commencement  address  Wednesday  morning,  after  which 
the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  was  conferred  on  eighty-two 
young  men  and  women,  and  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  on 
eight  others.  This  was  the  largest  number  ever  to  receive  de- 
grees from  Trinity  at  any  one  time.    Mr.  Wister's  subject  was 


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"Germany's  Dual  Personality,"  discussed  to  the  largest  au- 
dience ever  assembled  in  Craven  Memorial  Hall. 

The  annual  reception  given  by  the  college  in  honor  of  the 
graduating  class  Wednesday  evening  was  in  every  way  success- 
ful, and  was  largely  attended. 


Bishop  John  C.  Kilgo  and  his  family  have  moved  to  Char- 
lotte and  will  occupy  a  fine  new  residence  which  he  has  built 
in  that  city. 

The  good  wishes  of  the  whole  college  community  and  of 
the  city  of  Durham  go  with  the  family  to  their  new  home. 

Bishop  Kilgo  was  elected  president  of  Trinity  College  twen- 
ty-one years  ago  and  has  lived  on  the  campus  during  all  these 
years.  Though  elected  bishop  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal 
Church,  South,  in  1910,  he  accepted  a  lectureship  in  the  de- 
partment of  Biblical  literature  of  the  college  and  became  a 
member  of  the  board  of  trustees  and  a  member  of  the  execu- 
tive committee  of  the  board.  Only  after  five  years  of  great 
inconvenience  from  railroad  connections  in  leaving  and  reach- 
ing Durham  in  his  continuous  travel  on  official  business,  has  he 
felt  constrained  to  change  his  residence  from  Durham  to  Char- 
lotte. This  does  not  mean,  however,  that  in  the  future  Bishop 
Kilgo  will  not  be  intimately  connected  with  Trinity  College. 
At  the  meeting  of  the  board  of  trustees  in  June  he  was  elected 
president  emeritus,  in  order  that  he  may  continue  to  have  a 
specific  relation  to  the  administration  of  the  college  in  addition 
to  his  membership  in  the  board  and  membership  in  the  execu- 
tive committee  of  the  board. 


Dr.  Charles  H.  Levermore,  director  of  the  college  and 
university  department  of  the  World  Peace  Foundation,  with 
headquarters  in  Boston,  delivered  a  lecture  before  the  students 
of  the  College  on  "The  War  and  After,"  the  latter  part  of 
March.    The  lecture  was  heard  by  a  large  audience. 


JOSEPH  G.  BROWN 

President  Trinity  Alumni  Association 


On  the  Campus  117 

Professor  E.  C.  Brooks,  of  the  department  of  Education, 
delivered  an  address  on  "Braxton  Craven  and  Normal  Col- 
lege," Tuesday  evening,  March  30.  The  lecture  was  particu- 
larly interesting  because  Normal  College  became  Trinity  Col- 
lege and  Braxton  Craven  was  its  founder  and  first  president. 


The  Avera  Bible  lectures  which  were  scheduled  to  be 
given  in  April  of  this  year,  were  postponed,  Bishop  E.  R. 
Hendrix,  of  Kansas  City,  Mo.,  who  was  to  give  them,  was 
advised  by  his  physician  to  cancel  all  spring  engagements.  The 
lectures  will  be  announced  later. 


Dr.  John  B.  Watson,  professor  of  experimental  and  com- 
parative psychology  in  Johns  Hopkins  University,  delivered  a 
very  interesting  lecture  before  the  faculty  and  students  on 
"Modern  Tendencies  in  Psychology"  early  in  May.  An  in- 
formal reception  attended  by  the  members  of  the  faculty  and 
invited  guests  was  given  Dr.  Watson  after  the  lecture. 


A  chapter  of  Tau  Kappa  Alpha,  a  national  honor-society 
designed  to  encourage  debating  and  oratory  was  installed  here 
this  spring.  To  be  eligible  for  membership  a  man  must  be 
consistently  interested  in  literary  society  work  and  be  either 
an  intercollegiate  debater  or  the  representative  of  his  college 
in  an  intercollegiate  oratorical  contest.  The  members  of  the 
Trinity  chapter  are  B.  W.  Barnard,  A.  W.  Byrd,  David  Brady, 
H.  E.  Myers,  W.  R.  Shelton,  J.  H.  Grigg,  and  G.  S.  Sexton; 
with  the  following  alumni  members:  J.  R.  Davis,  '14;  James 
Cannon,  III,  '14;  W.  F.  Starnes,  '14;  Quinton  Holton,  '13; 
W.  A.  Cade,  '13;  E.  J.  Londow,  '12;  C.  J.  Harrell,  '06;  and 
Holland  Holton,  '07. 


The  Harvard  men  in  the  faculty  attended  a  meeting  and 
dinner  of  the  North  Carolina  Harvard  Society,  held  at  Chapel 
Hill  in  March. 


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The  Coburn  Players,  of  New  York,  gave  three  perform- 
ances on  the  woodlawn  stage  on  the  campus,  May  10-11 :  "The 
Yellow  Jacket"  on  Monday  evening;  Moliere's  "The  Imaginary 
Sick  Man,"  Tuesday  afternoon,  and  "Macbeth,"  Tuesday  even- 
ing. All  three  performances  were  well  attended  and  highly 
enjoyed. 


The  Hesperian  Society  awarded  the  following  medals  this 
year:  orator's  medal,  B.  F.  Taylor,  '15,  Greenville,  N.  C. ; 
general  debater's  medal,  David  Brady,  '17,  Durham,  N.  C. ; 
freshman  debater's  medal,  John  H.  Small,  Jr.,  '18,  Washing- 
ton, N.  C.  The  Columbian  society  awarded  its  medals  as 
follows:  orator's  medal,  B.  W.  Barnard,  '15,  Asheville,  N.  C. ; 
debater's  medal,  H.  E.  Myers,  '15,  Hoffman,  N.  C. ;  freshman 
debater's  medal,  R.  L.  Underwood,  Bailey,  N.  C. 

The  Tau  Kappa  Alpha  awarded  a  debating  "T"  to  B.  W. 
Barnard  for  having  twice  represented  the  college  in  inter- 
collegiate debates.  Similar  awards  for  the  same  kind  of  hard 
work  were  last  year  made  by  the  Durham  County  Association 
to  Messrs.  James  Cannon,  III,  J.  R.  Davis,  and  W.  F.  Starnes. 

The  Fortnightly  Club,  the  local  chapter  of  Sigma  Upsilon, 
an  organization  for  the  encouragement  of  appreciation  of  Eng- 
lish literature  and  of  literary  activity  generally,  awarded  prizes 
to  the  following  men :  W.  M.  Sutton,  '15,  for  the  best  poem  ap- 
pearing during  the  year  in  the  Archive;  John  W.  Carr,  Jr.,  '15, 
for  the  best  piece  of  non-fiction  prose;  L.  W.  Powell,  '17,  for 
the  best  piece  of  prose  fiction  appearing. 

The  Braxton  Craven  medal,  presented  by  Gen.  Julian  S. 
Carr,  of  Durham,  and  now  awarded  for  the  best  essay  submit- 
ted to  a  faculty  committee  of  decision,  also  went  to  John  W. 
Carr,  Jr.,  of  Charlotte. 


All  forms  of  athletics  proved  successful  here  during  the 
past  academic  year.  Basketball  was  never  more  actively  en- 
gaged in  or  more  generally  interesting  than  during  the  winter. 
Out  of  twenty  games,  six  of  which  were  on  the  local  floor, 


On  the  Campus  119 

Trinity  won  ten.  Besides  these  inter-collegiate  games,  a  dozen 
or  more  interclass  games  were  played,  the  team  representing 
the  Junior  class  winning  first  place.  The  senior  made  second 
place,  the  sophomore  third,  and  the  freshman  the  last  place. 

Twenty  games  were  played  in  baseball,  Trinity  winning 
eight  and  breaking  even  with  the  North  Carolina  Agricultural 
and  Mechanical  College.  Out  of  three  games  with  Wake 
Forest,  Trinity  took  two. 

In  track  athletics  the  college  made  a  creditable  showing. 
Two  dual  meets  and  the  State  meet  were  held  on  the  local  field. 
In  the  meet  with  Elon  College,  Trinity  won  by  a  score  of  98 
to  10,  and  in  the  meet  with  Wake  Forest,  Trinity  won  by  a 
score  of  80  to  37.  In  the  state  meet,  Trinity  won  second  place. 
The  scores  in  this  meet  stood :  University  of  North  Carolina, 
64 ;  Trinity,  40 ;  A.  and  M.  College,  35 ;  and  Wake  Forest,  14. 


ALUMNAE  DEPARTMENT 

On  Tuesday,  June  8,  the  alumnae  of  Trinity  held  their 
annual  business  meeting  in  the  alumnae  room  of  the  West 
Duke  Building.  All  the  officers  of  last  year  were  re-elected: 
Miss  Lila  Markham,  '02,  president;  Mrs.  J.  Paul  Lucas,  '05, 
first  vice-president ;  Miss  Mamie  Jenkins,  '96,  second  vice- 
president;  and  Miss  Estelle  Flowers,  '14,  secretary-treasurer. 
Miss  Katie  Johnson,  '02,  was  elected  to  represent  the  alumnae 
on  the  staff  of  the  Alumni  Register. 

After  the  business  session,  the  alumnae  with  several  of  the 
wives  of  the  Trinity  faculty  and  other  friends  went  across  the 
campus  to  the  home  of  Mrs.  J.  Harper  Erwin,  where  luncheon 
was  served.    This  was  the  fourth  annual  alumnae  luncheon. 

When  the  course  had  been  finished,  the  president,  acting 
as  toastmistress,  in  her  usual  pleasant  manner  introduced  the 
principal  speaker  of  the  afternoon,  Miss  Emilie  Watts  McVea, 
dean  of  the  University  of  Cincinnati.  Miss  McVea  has  had 
wide  experience  in  the  education  of  women.  She  was  heard 
with  an  added  interest  as  she  had  lived  in  North  Carolina  for 
some  years ;  after  attending  school  at  St.  Mary's  in  Raleigh,  she 
served  there  as  principal  for  several  years.  "The  Call  to  Wo- 
men of  the  South"  was  the  subject  of  her  interesting  speech. 

The  toasts  following  Miss  McVea's  speech  were:  "The 
Durham  Branch  of  the  Southern  Association  of  College  Wo- 
men," Mrs.  W.  H.  Glasson ;  "The  need  of  College  Women  in 
Civic  Work,"  Mrs.  T.  D.  Jones ;  "In  Behalf  of  the  Class  of 
1915,"  Miss  Janie  Couch;  "Trinity  Women  in  a  New  Profes- 
sion," Miss  Kate  Herring,  '06 ;  "Our  Dead,"  Mrs.  J.  P.  Lucas, 
'05 ;  "The  Responsibility  of  College  Women,"  Mrs.  E.  K. 
Graham,  of  Chapel  Hill;  "The  Prospects  of  Women  at  Trin- 
ity," Miss  Laura  Drake  Gill. 

Mrs.  Fannie  C.  Bivins  proposed  a  rising  vote  of  thanks  to 
Miss  Gill  for  the  service  she  had  rendered  during  the  year. 
This  was  given  with  enthusiasm.    After  singing  together  some 


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of  the  Trinity  songs  the  Association  adjourned  until  next  year. 
Those  of  the  1915  class  who  attended  the  luncheon  were  Misses 
Fannie  Vann,  Catherine  Thomas,  Janie  Couch,  Annie  Hamlin, 
Willietta  Evans,  Ethel  Massey,  Henrietta  Vaughan  and  Ellen 
Constable.  Among  others  present  were  Mesdames  Nellie  Ed- 
wards Cranford,  '95;  Fannie  Carr  Bivins,  '96;  Marjorie  Jor- 
dan Biggs,  '02;  Mary  Thomas  Few,  '06;  Alice  Craft  Lucas, 
'05 ;  Lela  Young  Holton,  '07 ;  and  Misses  Lila  Markham,  '02 ; 
Katie  Johnson,  '02 ;  Irene  Pegram,  '03  ;  Emeth  Tuttle,  '06 ;  Kate 
Herring,  '06;  Annie  Tillett,  '07;  Fannie  Markham,  '09;  Nell 
Umstead,  '08;  Lilian  White,  '09;  Mary  Tapp,  '10;  Emma  Bab- 
bitt, '11;  Mary  Loomis  Smith,  '12;  Daisy  Rogers,  '12;  Ruby 
Markham,  '12;  Mary  Gorham,  '12;  Lizzie  Wrenn,  '12;  Lucille 
Aiken,  ex-'13;  Susie  Markham,  '13;  Nettie  Tillett,  '13;  Estelle 
Flowers,  '14;  Lizzie  May  Smith,  '14;  Etta  Thompson,  '14,  and 
Laura  Tillett,  '14. 


Miss  Kate  Herring,  '06,  is  with  the  State  Board  of  Health 
in  Raleigh.  In  her  speech  at  the  luncheon  she  told  how  she 
interpreted  the  language  of  the  doctors  to  the  people  of  North 
Carolina.     She  writes  editorials  for  the  State  Health  Bulletin. 


The  Durham  Branch  of  the  Southern  Association  of  Col- 
lege Women  was  organized  in  October,  1913.  There  are  now 
twenty-nine  members ;  these,  with  the  exception  of  three,  are 
Trinity  women.  In  size  the  Durham  Branch  is  the  largest  in 
the  state,  Greensboro,  Charlotte,  Raleigh,  Greenville  and  Win- 
ston-Salem being  the  other  state  branches.  Trinity  College  is 
represented  in  nearly  all  of  these.  Only  graduates  of  standard 
colleges  are  eligible  for  membership.  The  objects  of  the  Asso- 
ciation are  to  write  college  women  in  the  South  for  the  pro- 
motion of  higher  education  for  women,  to  raise  the  standard 
of  education  for  women,  and  to  define  the  line  of  demarcation 
between  preparatory  schools  and  colleges. 


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Miss  Mary  Lilian  Duke,  '07,  was  married  on  June  16  to 
Mr.  Anthony  Joseph  Drexel-Biddle,  Jr.,  at  Somerville,  New 
Jersey. 


Miss  Evelyn  Jones,  '09,  of  Durham,  and  Mr.  Benjamin 
William  Hawks,  ex-'08,  of  Charlotte  were  married  on  June  16. 


Two  Trinity  alumnae  have  recently  died :  Miss  Daisy  Free- 
land,  '05,  on  April  13  at  her  home  in  Durham,  and  Mrs.  Malene 
Harrell  Grant,  '09,  on  April  20  at  Sunbury,  North  Carolina. 


THE  MARY  DUKE  BUILDING 

MISS  M.  EMETH  TUTTLE,  '06 

When  Trinity  College  opened  its  doors  to  women  the  Mary 
Duke  Building — the  old  Woman's  Building — was  built  for 
their  accommodation.  This  building,  which  at  best  would 
house  only  fifteen,  was  plainly  furnished  and  had  little  of  the 
atmosphere  of  home  about  it;  still  it  was  home  to  the  girls  who 
came  and  went  through  the  years.  Unlike  other  dormitories  on 
the  campus,  the  Woman's  Building  had  grates — while  this  ar- 
rangement provided  carefully  for  warm  faces  and  cold  necks, 
it  had  its  advantages :  hot  chocolate  and  soup  could  be  served 
at  all  hours.  The  floors  were  bare,  so  very  bare  that  one 
freshman  asked  when  the  carpets  would  be  put  down,  and  the 
windows  were  so  loose  that  they  rattled  fearfully  at  every  gust 
of  wind.  It  was  the  old  Woman's  Building,  though;  and  we 
all  loved  it  even  if  it  was  "fast  succumbing  to  the  ravages 
aetatis,"  and  even  if  every  side  did  not  face  the  Inn  or  the 
New  Dormitory. 

Tuesday  afternoon  of  commencement  week,  Mrs.  Alice 
Craft  Lucas  and  I  walked  across  that  western  hill  from  Mrs. 
Erwin's  toward  the  Memorial  Hall,  down  the  old  path  between 
Dr.  Jack's  and  the  Woman's  Building,  and  as  we  neared  the 
place  where  the  back  steps  used  to  be  we  both  commented  on 
the  many  changes  on  the  campus  since  our  college  days — com- 
mented, little  else:  the  spirit  of  the  old  Building  and  of  Trinity 
in  those  days  is  a  part  of  us  now  and  needs  little  comment. 
But  as  we  walked  on  toward  the  gymnasium  my  thoughts  were 
busy,  scenes  and  faces  of  college  days  passed  moving-picture- 
like through  my  mind. 

Mrs.  Franklin  welcomed  me  again,  a  freshman,  into  the 
Woman's  Building  on  a  hot  September  afternoon  and  introduc- 
ed me  to  Mary  Spencer  Anderson,  Nan  Goodson,  and  Mary 
Thomas.  Gradually  I  came  to  know  the  others,  Alice  Craft, 
Jess  Shelton,  Florence  May  Egerton,  Corrie  Scruggs,  Lillian 
Bridges,   Kit   and   Linda   Moore,   Blanche   Gunn,   and   Alice 


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Franklin.  We  did  all  the  regular  college  stunts  and  were 
thought  to  have  done  more,  even  to  the  "breaking  of  the  hand- 
some parlor  furniture."  We  played  tennis  some  and  we  sang 
on  the  side  steps  in  the  evenings  until  we  "enticed  the  boys 
down."  We  were  "on  the  pledge,"  which  being  interpreted 
means  we  agreed  to  eat  cream  at  the  annual  Y.  W.  C.  A.  ice 
cream  supper  on  the  Woman's  Building  porch  with  every 
boy  who  asked  us :  the  record  was  fifteen  plates.  We  studied 
some,  for  I  know  that  Florence  May  was  a  very  efficient  help 
in  Math,  while  Blanche  Gunn  was  a  well  of  English  inexhaus- 
tible. We  visited  the  old  library  a  few  times  in  the  fall  and 
became  quite  familiar  with  the  new  one  in  the  spring.  And 
we  had  night  feasts  sometimes  on  the  spoils  from  Mrs.  Frank- 
lin's pantry. 

The  next  year  brought  a  number  of  new  girls  to  college  and 
a  spirit  of  hazing.  That  the  old  Woman's  Building  "Owls" 
were  as  active  as  the  New  Dormitory  species,  Mitchell  Waddill 
and  Daisy  and  Julia  Minor  can  testify.  Some  of  us  can  re- 
member how  far  it  is  from  a  south-east  window  to  a  North- 
west one  by  way  of  the  roof  on  a  cold  windy  night.  That  we 
escaped  transportation  with  our  class-mates  was  either  be- 
cause "Dr.  Jack"  did  not  think  it  possible  for  even  "the  run- 
ning, hopping,  skipping  girls"  of  the  Woman's  Building  to  tar 
innocent  freshmen  and  make  them  sing  quadratic  equations  to 
the  tune  of  "Home,  Sweet  Home,"  or  because  he  wanted  to 
give  us  another  chance. 

And  of  course  there  were  "cases."  "Dr.  Jack"  knew 
that,  and  we  knew  that  he  knew  how  often  some  men  came 
"to  the  house  by  the  side  of  the  road."  After  a  presidential 
call  we  were  very  good  for  days,  looking  at  the  boys  from  a 
distance — a  decreasing  one. 

In  essentials  the  junior  and  senior  years  were  as  the  fresh- 
man and  sophomore:  the  Woman's  Building  did  not  change; 
we  did  some.  Yet  all  was  not  vanity.  On  Saturday  nights  for 
almost  a  year,  I  forgot  which  year,  we  had  our  Current  Topics 
Club  in  the  parlor.  Here  each  member  gave  her  bit  of  news 
and  comment,  and  here  we  discussed  all  topics  in  the  world  and 


The  Mary  Duke  Building  125 

out  of  it — some  few  we  settled  by  our  reason.  Odd  minutes 
we  spent  in  writing  on  the  walls,  which  pastime  we  regretted 
when  the  building  became  a  boys'  dormitory  for  a  year.  Even 
after  the  club  ceased  to  exist,  congenial  spirits  met  and 
developed  the  art  of  conversation  until  past  "lights  out,"  and 
until  it  was  necessary  to  burn  the  "midnight  candle."  Equally 
often  we  discussed  our  "affairs".  By  this  time  some  were 
becoming  serious  and  the  continued  ringing  of  the  'phone  on 
Sunday  afternoons  brought  consternation  to  those  serious  ones 
who  knew  the  capacity  of  the  parlor  and  the  frequent  necessity 
of  resorting  to  written  conversation  or  risking  their  inmost 
thoughts  to  those  awful  silences  that  came  every  twenty  min- 
utes !  And  what  open  secrets  the  old  walls  heard  when  we 
dressed  for  a  trip  to  Chapel  Hill,  Southgate's  Cabin,  or  just  for 
callers — when  "Lend  me  your  blue  girdle,"  "Who's  coming  to 

see ?"   "Did  you   say   I   could   wear  your   slippers?" 

"Who  was  that  'phoned  Kate?"  "Amey  McPhail?"  "Where  is 
my  blue  Sash?"  and  "Say  do  you  know  what  D.  F.  L.  A. 
means'?"  (We  do  now,  thanks  to  Mr.  Warren)  resounded 
through  the  halls ! 

As  I  look  back  now  it  was  a  busy  life  and  a  happy  one  that 
we  had  in  the  old  Woman's  Building,  such  a  life  as  the  girls 
live  in  the  newer  Woman's  Building  today.  We  learned  some 
of  the  "what  does,"  more  of  the  "what  knows,"  and  so  came 
into  possession  of  the  "what  is."  We  were  "on  our  honor," 
and  no  daughter  of  Trinity  has  departed  from  the  code — 
College  days,  Trinity  days,  their  memory  is  with  us  still,  their 
spirit  is  the  spirit  of  the  women  of  Trinity  who  today  are  help- 
ing, like  the  men  of  Trinity,  to  make  real  the  ideal  of  the  Alma 
Mater. 


ALUMNI  NOTES 

Mr.  J.  McCain  Jones,  whose  photograph  appears  in  this 
number  of  the  Register,  is  probably  the  oldest  living  alumnus 
of  Trinity  College.  He  entered  the  preparatory  department 
in  1853  from  Cuningham's  Store,  N.  C,  and  received  his  de- 
gree in  1858.  He  is  now  farming  near  Semora,  N.  C.  In  a 
very  interesting  letter  to  Professor  Flowers  written  in  response 
to  the  request  of  the  Register  for  his  photograph  Mr.  Jones 
recounts  some  of  his  early  impressions  and  experiences  at 
Trinity.  He  recalls  the  two  old  wooden  buildings  that  con- 
stituted the  college  when  he  entered  and  refers  to  the  fact  that 
they  were  moved  on  skids  to  the  South  campus  and  trans- 
formed into  dormitories  upon  the  completion  of  the  brick 
building  mentioned  by  Prof.  Brooks  in  this  number  of  the 
Register.  He  speaks  with  especial  affection  of  Dr.  Craven, 
and  recalls  various  pranks  with  which  the  boys  of  '53-'58 
plagued  him.  He  concludes  with  an  account  of  the  presentation 
to  President  Craven  of  a  gold-headed  cane  by  Dr.  Charles  F. 
Deems  in  behalf  of  the  class  of  '58.  For  one  time  President 
Craven  was  caught  unawares :  he  was,  writes  Mr.  Jones,  "so 
much  affected  that  he  only  said,  'I  have  always  loved  this 
class,  and  I  can  only  wish  and  pray  for  the  success  and  happi- 
ness of  its  members  in  this  life  and  in  that  which  is  to  come.'  " 


During  the  recent  commencement  the  alumni  enjoyed  the 
use  of  a  large  well  furnished  room  in  the  administration  build- 
ing. This  was  the  Alumni  Headquarters  and  here  were  to  be 
found  the  latest  periodicals,  writing  tables,  and  chairs,  in  which 
to  lounge  and  talk  of  the  "good  old  days  when  I  was  in  col- 
lege." This  room  was  in  charge  of  one  of  the  alumni  and  a 
register  was  kept  for  the  names  of  the  visitors.  Not  all  were 
aware  of  the  alumni  commencement  registration  book,  but  quite 
a  number  registered.  Among  these  was  the  oldest  living  alum- 
nus, J.  M.  Jones,  '58,  of  Semora,  N.  C.     Some  of  the  other 


j.  McCain  jones,  '58 

The  Oldest  Living  Graduate  of  Trinity  College 


Alumni  Notes  127 

names  found  on  the  register  are  as  follows :  G.  T.  Rowe,  '95, 
High  Point,  N.  C. ;  E.  M.  Hoyle,  '04,  Asheville,  N.  C. ;  M.  B. 
Andrews,  '14,  Mount  Olive,  N.  C. ;  H.  L.  Scott,  '10,  Concord, 
N.  C;  W.  G.  Gaston,  '11,  Lowell,  N.  C. ;  F.  N.  Egerton,  '09, 
Louisburg,  N.  C. ;  R.  L.  Ferguson,  '11,  Black  Mountain,  N.  C. ; 
J.  H.  Barnhardt,  '99,  Asheville,  N.  C. ;  D.  N.  Caviness,  '93, 
Morehead  City,  N.  C. ;  R.  H.  Broom,  '81,  Warrenton,  N.  C. ; 
W.  G.  Lowe,  '14,  Henderson,  N.  C. ;  W.  A.  Cade,  '13,  New- 
bern,  N.  C. ;  M.  Bradshaw,  78,  Wilson,  N.  C. ;  A.  P.  Tyer, 
ex-77,  Oxford,  N.  C;  E.  T.  White,  77,  Oxford,  N.  C. ; 
Dred  Peacock,  '87,  High  Point,  N.  C. ;  W.  R.  Odell,  75,  Con- 
cord, N.  C;  H.  R.  Bullock,  '14,  Greenville,  N.  C. ;  W.  M. 
Edens,  '13,  Petersburg,  Va. ;  R.  L.  Durham,  '91,  Abingdon, 
Va.;  E.  J.  Londow,  '12,  Asheville,  N.  C. ;  A.  N.  Lewis,  ex-'lO, 
Victoria,  Va. ;  J.  W.  Hoyle,  ex-'98,  Sparta,  N.  C. ;  W.  T.  Cut- 
chin,  79,  Chapel  Hill,  N.  C. ;  J.  P.  Wynn,  '13,  Goldleaf,  Va. ; 
E.  K.  McLarty,  '95,  Charlotte,  N.  C. ;  E.  E.  Rose,  ex-'92,  Con- 
way, N.  C;  H.  C.  Edwards,  ex-'86,  Kinston,  N.  C,  J.  M. 
Ormond,  '02,  Hillsboro,  N.  C. ;  Albert  Anderson,  '83,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  C.  L.  Jenkins,  '86,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  W.  R.  Pleasants,  '14, 
Cary,  N.  C. ;  J.  H.  Miller,  '11,  Artesia,  N.  C. ;  Willis  Smith, 
'10,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  W.  F.  Wood,  '90,  Marion,  N.  C. ;  G.  F. 
Ivey,  '90,  Hickory,  N.  C. ;  A.  C.  English,  '90;  Hillsboro,  N.  C. ; 
Hoy  Taylor,  '06,  Greenville,  N.  C. ;  N.  C.  Yearby,  '00,  Rox- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  B.  S.  Womble,  '04,  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. ;  H.  E. 
Spence,  '07,  Sanford,  N.  C. ;  C.  M.  Campbell,  '07,  Washington, 
N.  C. ;  J.  D.  Hodges,  73,  Mocksville,  N.  C. ;  R.  H.  Willis,  '93, 
Littleton,  N.  C. ;  N.  M.  Wright,  '10,  Farmville,  N.  C. ;  A.  S. 
Barnes,  '97,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  F.  F.  Spence,  '14,  Goldsboro,  N. 
C. ;  D.  W.  Maddox,  '12,  Wendell,  N.  C. ;  C.  R.  Ross,  ex-'02, 
Roxboro,  N.  C. ;  J.  W.  Autry,  '06,  Nashville,  N.  C. ;  L.  S.  Mas- 
sey,  '91,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  J.  D.  Langston,  '03,  Goldsboro,  N.  C. ; 
M.  T.  Plyler,  '92,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  W.  H.  Adams,  '99,  New 
York  City;  W.  F.  Starnes,  '14,  Monroe,  N.  C. ;  H.  R.  Hunter, 
'11,  Atlanta,  Ga. ;  P.  F.  Hanes,  '11,  Winston-Salem,  N.  C.  ; 
P.  J.  Johnson,  '10,  Charlotte,  N.  C. ;  Daniel  Lane,  Jr.,  '13, 
Ayden,  N.   C. ;  E.   C.   Durham,   '14,   Mebane,   N.   C. ;  C.   C. 


128  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Cunningham,  '09,  Roxboro,  N.  C. ;  D.  L.  Hardee,  '13,  Winston- 
Salem,  N.  C;  C.  Q.  Stewart,  '07,  Fort  Myers,  Fla. ;  C.  B. 
Culbreth,  '13,  Elizabeth  City,  N.  C. 


After  the  alumni  banquet  Tuesday  afternoon,  June  8th,  the 
annual  business  meeting  of  the  Alumni  Association  was  held, 
Rev.  L,.  S.  Massey,  '91,  presiding.  The  following  officers  were 
elected  for  the  ensuing  year :  president,  J.  G.  Brown,  ex-75 ; 
vice-president,  B.  S.  Womble,  '04;  treasurer,  M.  E.  Newsom, 
'05;  chairman  of  the  executive  committee,  R.  L.  Flowers,  A. 
M.  The  report  from  the  editor  of  the  Alumni  Register  was 
read  and  approved.  Senator  F.  M.  Simmons,  '73,  suggested 
that  a  monument  be  erected  at  some  suitable  place  in  memory 
of  the  first  president  of  the  college,  space  to  be  left  for  other 
presidents.  The  class  of  1911  announced  a  substantial  gift  in 
money  to  this  memorial  fund  and  a  committee  consisting  of 
the  president  and  the  executive  committee  was  appointed  to  ad- 
minister the  fund. 

D.  F.  Giles,  ex-'02,  who  was  for  several  years  superinten- 
dent of  the  Marion  schools  has  been  elected  superintendent  of 
schools  for  Wake  County. 


Among  the  commencement  visitors  was  S.  A.  Stewart,  '00, 
who  for  a  number  of  years  has  been  a  missionary  in  Japan. 
During  the  past  year  he  has  been  at  Chicago  University  doing 
special  work,  and  with  his  family  in  a  few  weeks  he  will  sail 
for  his  work  in  the  orient. 


Harvey  B.  Craven,  '96,  who  has  been  superintendent  of  the 
Newbern  graded  schools  for  the  past  few  years,  has  retired 
from  the  teaching  profession  and  will  devote  his  energies  to 
other  lines  of  work. 


Since  the  first  of  this  year  there  have  been  three  deaths  in 
the  Board  of  Trustees.    In  the  April  number  of  the  Alumni 


Alumni  Notes  129 

Register  was  noted  the  death  of  Rev.  J.  N.  Cole.  At  Roxboro, 
N.  C,  on  Monday,  April  12,  occured  the  death  of  Mr.  J.  A. 
Long  who  has  long  and  faithfully  served  the  college  and  who 
had  a  deep  and  abiding  interest  in  its  welfare.  In  1907  he 
gave  to  the  college  money  for  the  purchase  of  several  hundred 
volumes  on  economics  and  political  science.  These  form  the 
J.  A.  Long  collection.  Death  claimed  another  faithful  friend 
of  the  college  on  the  Board  of  Trustees  in  the  demise  of  Mr. 
H.  B.  Adams  on  April  27.  He  was  one  of  the  alumni  members 
of  the  Board,  graduating  with  the  class  of  1870,  and  was  a 
man  of  deep  sympathy  and  strong  business  ability.  The  col- 
lege will  miss  the  presence  of  these  men  and  their  wise  counsel 
and  safe  judgment. 


The  largest  reunion  banquet  of  the  commencement  season 
was  that  of  the  "9019"  Tuesday  evening  after  the  Wiley  Gray 
Contest.  This  event  marked  twenty-five  years  of  service  by 
the  organization  in  promoting  the  interests  of  Trinity  College 
and  especially  of  scholarship  in  the  college.  The  members  at- 
tending the  reunion  were:  C.  Guy  Cordle,  '14;  C.  L.  Reid,  ex- 
'02;  R.  H.  Willis,  '93 ;  Walter  M.  Edens,  '13;  C.  W.  Edwards, 
'94;  W.  G.  Gaston,  '11 ;  John  Peter  Wynn,  '13 ;  John  W.  Carr, 
Jr.,  '15 ;  Ben  F.  Few,  '15 ;  P.  M.  Hamer,  M.  A.,  '15 ;  Hoy  Tay- 
lor, '06;  Wade  Hill  Adams,  '99;  C.  M.  Hutchings,  '11;  G.  W. 
H.  Britt,  '16;  C.  R.  Bagley,  '14;  C.  L.  Hornaday,  '02;  W.  Early 
Mills,  '15;  W.  I.  Wooten,  '15;  Quinton  Holton,  '13;  J.  P. 
Breedlove,  '98;  Sidney  L.  Gulledge,  '15;  Hon.  J.  R.  McCrary, 
'91;  Milton  R.  Pleasants,  '14;  F.  S.  Aldridge,  '96;  Robert  L. 
Durham,  '91;  Earl  R.  Sikes,  '15;  Professor  W.  F.  Gill,  '94; 
W.  M.  Sutton,  Jr.,  '15;  Marshall  A.  Smith,  Jr.,  '12;  Paul  H. 
North,  '15;  Thomas  J.  Gill,  Jr.,  '14;  W.  Wilkinson  Hutton, 
'15;  Dean  William  I.  Cranford,  '91;  C.  B.  Markham,  '06;  M. 
T.  Plyler,  '92;  N.  C.  Yearby,  '00;  J.  Glen  McAdams,  '15;  W. 
A.  Bivins,  '02;  H.  E.  Myers,  '15;  C.  M.  Campbell,  Jr.,  '07; 
Gilmer  Siler,  '09;  C.  B.  West,  '10;  Talmage  D.  Stutts,  '15; 
Ivey  T.  Poole,  '15;  Holland  Holton,  '07;  D.  Laurie  Edwards, 
M.  A.,  '15;  S.  Glenn  Hawfield,  '15;  Bascom  W.  Barnard,  '15; 


130  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

W.  A.  Bryan,  '07;  P.  J.  Johnson,  '10;  Hersey  E.  Spence,  '07; 
Harvey  A.  Glauss,  '16. 


E.  R.  Franklin,  '05,  has  recently  become  the  superintendent 
of  the  Pittsboro,  N.  C.  schools.  He  was  formerly  at  Merry 
Oaks,  N.  C. 


L.  H.  Allred,  ex-'99,  has  been  elected  mayor  of  Smith- 
field,  N.  C.  Mr.  Allred  is  a  lawyer  of  distinguished  ability  and 
took  an  important  place  in  the  last  session  of  the  General  As- 
sembly. 


Captain  John  B.  Choice,  who  graduated  at  Trinity  College 
in  1860,  recently  died  at  his  home  in  Whitesboro,  Texas.  He 
went  to  Texas  soon  after  leaving  college  and  acquired  exten- 
sive farming  interests  there,  though  he  was  a  teacher  by  pro- 
fession. He  became  one  of  the  prominent  and  influential  men 
of  north  Texas,  where  he  lived  for  more  than  half  a  century. 
He  left  a  wife  and  two  children. 


Chas.  W.  Bagby,  ex-'05,  who  for  some  time  has  been 
recorder  of  the  city  court  of  Hickory,  has  been  elected  city 
attorney  of  Hickory. 


The  three  towns,  Mt.  Airy,  Fayetteville  and  Statesville, 
have  recently  elected  as  mayors  Trinity  alumni.  Of  the  first 
named  town  E.  C.  Bivins,  '08,  becomes  mayor ;  John  C.  Gibbs, 
'97,  is  the  chief  officer  of  Fayetteville,  and  L.  C.  Caldwell,  77, 
was  re-elected  at  Statesville  after  having  served  for  several 
years. 


On  Wednesday,  June  16,  Mr.  E.  L.  Jones  was  married  to 
Miss  Annabel  Lambeth  in  Thomasville,  N.  C.  Both  were  of 
the  class  of  1912.  The  ceremony  was  performed  by  Bishop 
J.  C.  Kilgo. 


Alumni  Notes  131 

Among  the  men  laboring  to  advance  the  agricultural  inter- 
ests of  the  state  is  L.  E.  Blanchard,  of  the  class  of  1909.  After 
leaving  Trinity  he  spent  sometime  at  Cornell.  He  has  large 
farming  interests  in  Robeson  county  and  is  also  county  farm 
demonstrator.  

J.  A.  Hornaday,  Jr.,  ex-'13,  was  married  to  Miss  Sunye 
Belle  Jones  in  Beaufort,  N.  C,  on  Wednesday,  June  23.  For 
the  past  few  years  Mr.  Hornaday  has  been  teaching  in  Scot- 
land County,  N.  C.        

S.  A.  Johnson,  ex-'04,  has  recently  been  appointed  cashier 
of  the  Merchants'  and  Farmers'  Bank  of  Hillsboro,  N.  C. 


Luther  M.  Peele,  '07,  is  now  superintendent  of  schools  for 
Scotland  county  and  is  located  at  Laurinburg,  N.  C. 


Another  Trinity  man  who  is  doing  effective  educational 
work  in  this  state  is  F.  M.  Williamson,  ex-'06,  who  is  county 
superintendent  of  Chatham  county. 


David  C.  Bryant,  '71,  died  in  Sherman,  Texas,  in  1911, 
being  at  the  time  of  his  death  a  United  States  district  judge 
of  the  Eastern  District  of  Texas.  He  was  born  in  La  Rue 
county,  Kentucky,  October  19,  1849.  His  family  moved  to 
Grayson  county,  Texas,  in  1853.  He  entered  Trinity  College 
in  1869,  and  received  the  A.  B.  degree  in  1871.  He  was  ad- 
mitted to  the  bar  in  Texas  in  1873,  and  practiced  law  at  Sher- 
man, Texas,  until  he  was  appointed  a  federal  judge  in  1890 
by  President  Cleveland. 


Trinity  is  well-represented  in  the  lawyers  of  Durham. 
Among  the  members  of  the  Durham  bar  who  are  alumni 
are  the  following:  J.  W.  Barbee,  ex-'09;  H.  G.  Hedrick,  '11; 
W.  S.  Lockhart,  '04;  J.  E.  Pegram,  '01;  R.  P.  Reade,  '00; 
Charles  Scarlett,  '04;  W.  G.  Sheppard,  '12;  and  R.  O.  Everett, 
a  graduate  student  in   1903  and  in  the  law  school   1904-06. 


132  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

D.  H.  Gladstone  was  in  the  law  school  1910-11;  Lawrence 
Tomlinson,  ex- '05,  attended  1908-10;  and  Mayor  W.  J.  Brog- 
den,  1905-06. 


Among  the  interesting  letters  written  Prof.  Flowers  in  ref- 
erence to  the  Alumni  Register  was  one  from  Mr.  B.  G. 
Marsh,  '84,  now  a  merchant,  San  Antonio,  Texas.  The  para- 
graphs on  Dr.  Craven  and  on  Mr.  Marsh's  observations  in  the 
Philippines  during  his  ten  years  of  teaching  in  the  islands  will 
probably  be  of  especial  interest  to  the  alumni.  Of  Dr.  Craven 
he  says : 

"I  found  Dr.  Braxton  Craven  to  be  a  man  of  tender  heart  and  giant 
mind.  He  was  history,  love,  sympathy,  philosophy,  and  science,  all 
combined.  I  was  at  college  when  he  passed  away.  His  death  was  like 
the  sudden  darkness  that  follows  the  going  out  of  a  powerful  arc 
light.  He  was  a  father  to  me,  and  his  memory  is  still  sweet.  Dr.  M. 
L.  Wood  preached  the  funeral  sermon  from  the  text :  'I  must  work  the 
works  of  him  that  sent  me  while  it  is  day:  the  night  cometh  when 
no  man  can  work.'  The  sermon  was  grand  and  full  of  pathos.  A 
hero  had  fallen  in  Israel.  The  church  and  the  College  had  lost  a 
great  worker." 

The  letter  closes  with  a  brief  account  of  Mr.  Marsh's  ex- 
periences and  observations  in  the  Philippine  Islands,  1904-14: 

"The  American  Government  has  done  wonders  for  the  Filipinos 
in  the  way  of  education,  sanitation,  and  government.  Asiatic  cholera, 
small-pox,  bubonic  plague,  and  many  other  diseases  have  been  elimi- 
nated from  the  islands.  Hospitals  have  been  established,  many  artesian 
wells  have  been  dug,  the  towns  have  been  cleaned  of  filth,  good  roads 
have  been  built,  and  the  people  have  been  taught  good  government. 
Manila  today  is  a  modern  city,  well  lighted,  the  streets  well  paved  and 
kept  clean,  and  the  death  rate  among  the  American  population  there  is 
less  than  it  is  in  the  city  of  New  York.  All  the  young  people  now 
speak  English.  There  are  now  about  six  hundred  American  teachers 
and  some  two  thousand  Filipino  teachers  instructing  the  children  in 
the  public  schools.  There  are  more  than  five  hundred  thousand  chil- 
dren in  the  public  schools.  Industrial  work  has  been  introduced  in  all 
the  schools  in  the  islands.  Every  boy  and  girl  has  to  devote  eighty 
minutes  every  day  in  school  during  the  first  seven  years  of  atten- 
dance to  some  industrial  work.  This  work  is  adapted  to  the  sex  and 
age  of  the  pupil. 


Alumni  Notes  133 

"I  have  resigned  my  position  as  teacher  in  the  Philippine  Islands 
and  am  here  engaged  in  the  grocery  business,  as  you  see  from  my 
letter  head. 

"I  shall  be  pleased  to  hear  more  about  my  Alma  Mater.  Please 
send  me  any  literature  you  may  have  concerning  the  dear  old  college 
of  my  boyhood  days.    I  rejoice  at  her  success." 


Robert  S.  Brown,  an  alumnus  of  Trinity,  has  opened  an 
office  in  the  Legal  Building  at  Asheville,  N.  C,  for  the  practice 
of  his  profession,  civil  engineering.  Following  the  completion 
of  his  course  at  Trinity,  Mr.  Brown  spent  several  years  in  the 
states  of  the  West  in  this  work  and  met  with  a  great  deal  of 
success.  He  returned  to  Asheville  a  short  time  ago  and  is  ex- 
periencing great  success  in  his  work. 


On  the  19th  of  June  at  Lutherville,  Md.,  Dr.  Fletcher  Hast- 
ing Brooks,  of  the  class  of  '96,  was  married  to  Miss  Ella 
Warden  Rinehart.  For  the  past  few  years  Dr.  Brooks  has 
been  connected  with  the  U.  S.  Navy. 


J.  A.  Livingston,  ex-'09,  who  has  for  sometime  been  con- 
nected with  the  Wilmington,  N.  C,  Star  has  recently  been  ap- 
pointed city  editor  of  that  paper. 


The  class  graduating  last  June  was  the  largest  in  the  his- 
tory of  Trinity  College.  It  is  not  known  where  all  these  gra- 
duates will  locate  but  the  location  of  a  few — especially  those 
who  will  teach — is  known.  W.  I.  Wooten  of  this  class  will  be 
principal  of  the  High  School  at  LaGrange,  N.  C.  E.  R.  Sikes 
will  teach  in  Kinston  and  J.  G.  McAdams  at  Snow  Camp,  N. 
C.  S.  L.  Gulledge  will  go  as  Professor  to  Weaver  College. 
S.  S.  Jenkins  will  be  the  principal  of  Lakewood  High  School 
and  P.  G.  Farrar  will  fill  the  same  position  in  the  West  Dur- 
ham High  School.  Frank  Brown  will  have  a  position  in  the 
Raleigh  Savings  Banking  and  Trust  Co.,  and  R.  A.  Finch 
will  be  on  the  staff  of  the  Wilmington  Dispatch.  R.  C.  Go- 
forth  will  spend  the  next  year  as  a  student  in  Emory  Univer- 


134  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

sity,  and  Hugh  G.  Ivey  will  study  medicine  in  a  medical  college. 
Misses  Henrietta  Vaughn  and  Ethel  Massey  will  teach  at  East 
Durham  and  Lakewood  Park  respectively,  while  Misses  Annie 
Hamlin  and  Janie  Love  Couch  will  teach  in  Nashville  and 
Concord.  Miss  Fannie  Vann  will  teach  in  the  Washington, 
N.  C.  Graded  schools.  Miss  Mildred  Satterfield  will  be  in 
the  Roxboro  schools.  I.  F.  Poole  will  preach  on  a  charge  in 
the  Washington  District.  M.  A.  Osborne  will  be  pastor  at 
Duke,  N.  C,  and  J.  W.  Bennett  at  Rougemont,  N.  C.  H.  E. 
Myers  has  entered  upon  pastoral  work  at  Graham,  N.  C. 


The  following  facts  relative  to  one  of  the  oldest  alumni  of 
Trinity  College  will  be  of  interest.  Walter  Leak  Rose,  with  his 
twin  brother,  James  F.  Rose,  came  to  Trinity  from  Fayette- 
ville,  N.  C,  in  the  year  1853  or  '54.  After  remaining  in  col- 
lege two  or  three  years  the  brothers  returned  to  Fayetteville, 
James  to  enter  the  wholesale  store  of  H.  and  E.  J.  Lilly  and 
Walter  to  become  discount  clerk  in  the  Bank  of  the  State  of 
North  Carolina.  The  main  office  of  this  bank  was  in  the 
capital  but  in  the  important  towns  of  the  state  there  were 
branches. 

Both  brothers  volunteered  when  the  war  broke  out  and  re- 
mained throughout  the  war.  Soon  after  the  war  James  died 
and  Walter  Leak  Rose  moved  to  Anson  County.  He  is  now 
living  at  Wadesboro. 


Rev.  Ivey  Talmage  Poole,  of  Bridgewater,  was  married  on 
Wednesday,  June  9th  to  Miss  Willie  Ethel  Donahoe,  daughter 
of  Rev.  and  Mrs.  S.  A.  Donahoe  of  Portsmouth,  Va.  Rev. 
W.  T.  Green,  presiding  elder  of  the  Portsmouth  District,  offi- 
ciated. Mr.  Poole  is  a  graduate  of  Trinity  College,  class  of 
1915,  and  is  serving  as  supply  on  the  Tarboro  circuit.  The 
father  of  the  bride,  Rev.  S.  A.  Donahoe,  is  a  member  of  the 
Virginia  Conference  and  is  stationed  at  Central  Church,  Ports- 
mouth, Va. 


Alumni  Notes  135 

S.  C.  Dellinger,  has  been  elected  Instructor  in  Science  in 
Hendrix  College,  Arkansas. 


C.   R.   Edwards   is   in  the  mercantile  business   in  North 
Wilkesboro. 


MEETING  WESTERN  NORTH  CAROLINA  ALUMNI 

Asheviixe,  N.  C,  June  23. — On  the  night  of  Friday,  April 
30,  former  students  of  Trinity  residing  at  Asheville  and  points 
surrounding  this  city  gathered  at  Battery  Pane  hotel  for  their 
annual  banquet  and  heard  a  splendid  address  by  E.  C.  Brooks 
of  the  faculty  of  the  institution,  who  told  the  men  who  heard 
him  some  of  the  early  history  of  Trinity  and  pleaded  that  they 
maintain  a  spirit  of  loyalty  to  their  alma  mater.  The  banquet 
was  followed  by  a  brief  business  meeting  at  which  officers  of 
the  Buncombe  county  alumni  association  were  chosen  as  fol- 
lows :  President,  Zeb  F.  Curtis ;  vice-president,  Donald  S.  Elias ; 
secretary  and  treasurer,  Robert  C.  Goldstein. 

More  than  thirty  of  the  former  students  of  the  college 
gathered  about  the  tables  arranged  in  the  form  of  a  T  in  the 
private  dining  room  of  Battery  Park  and  the  banquet  lasted  un- 
til a  late  hour.  The  menu  was  an  elaborate  one  and  the  feast 
of  oratory  which  followed  it  was  thoroughly  enjoyed  by  the 
Trinity  men.  Cut  flowers  of  the  spring  season  were  used  in  the 
decorations,  which  were  attractive  and  appropriate  to  the  occa- 
sion. 

Campus  experiences  and  incidents  of  dormitory  life  were 
reviewed  by  the  banqueters  during  the  early  part  of  the  evening 
as  they  enjoyed  the  sumptuous  spread  and  various  classes  were 
represented  as  their  members  told  of  class  room  happenings 
and  events  of  the  days  of  student  life.  The  spirrt  which  has 
contributed  so  much  to  the  success  of  greater  Trinity,  that  of 
loyalty  to  their  college  and  devotion  to  the  institution  at  which 
they  were  trained,  was  in  evidence  among  the  men  who  met  last 
night  and  who  pledged  themselves  to  put  forth  their  very  best 
efforts  to  exert  an  even  greater  influence  in  behalf  of  Trinity. 


136  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Mr.  Brooks  was  warmly  received  when  he  was  presented  by- 
Mr.  Curtis  and  his  address  to  the  former  students  of  Trinity- 
was  a  masterful  effort.  Taking  up  the  efforts  of  Dr.  Braxton 
Craven,  whose  memory  is  revered  wherever  Trinity  men  reside, 
Mr.  Brooks  told  of  the  hardships  which  Braxton  Craven  ex- 
perienced and  the  difficulties  which  he  overcame  in  the  estab- 
lishment of  the  first  normal  school  in  the  southern  states  for 
the  training  of  teachers.  He  told  of  the  manner  in  which  the 
school  was  founded,  of  the  way  in  which  the  state  gave  it  up 
and  of  the  subsequent  taking  over  of  the  institution  by  the 
Methodist  conference.  He  paid  a  glowing  tribute  to  Dr. 
Craven  who  gave  the  best  years  of  his  life  to  Trinity  and  who 
died  happy  in  the  realization  that  he  had  started  an  institution 
which  was  destined  to  take  a  prominent  place  in  the  educational 
life  of  the  country.  The  manner  in  which  President  John 
Crowell  labored  in  behalf  of  Trinity  was  related  and  the  com- 
ing of  President  John  C.  Kilgo,  now  bishop  of  the  Southern 
Methodist  church,  to  Trinity,  was  reviewed.  Mr.  Brooks' 
tribute  to  Dr.  Kilgo  was  the  signal  for  hearty  applause  among 
those  who  heard  him.  President  William  Preston  Few,  who  is 
at  the  head  of  the  institution  now,  was  paid  a  high  compliment 
by  the  speaker  and  he  expressed  the  sentiments  of  those  present 
when  he  declared  that  in  his  hands  the  continued  welfare  of  the 
college  is  assured. 

Mr.  Brooks  closed  his  address  with  an  appeal  to  the  mem- 
bers of  the  association  to  keep  the  association  alive,  to  hold 
frequent  meetings,  to  keep  in  touch  with  their  college  and  to 
visit  it  when  the  opportunity  presents  itself  with  the  realization 
that  Trinity  welcomes  her  sons  at  all  times  and  is  interested  in 
their  success. 

Other  speakers  of  the  evening  and  their  subjects  were: 
Rev.  J.  H.  Barnhardt,  "The  Opportunity  Which  Trinity  Of- 
fers to  the  Young  Man";  Rev.  W.  L,.  Rexford,  of  Marshall, 
"Recollections  of  College  Days" ;  Rev.  E.  M.  Hoyle,  "How  to 
Best  Forward  Trinity's  Interests  in  Western  North  Carolina." 
A  number  of  impromptu  speeches  were  made  by  various  atten- 


Alumni  Notes  137 

dants  upon  the  banquet  and  the   spirit  of  good   fellowship 
reigned  supreme. 

The  committee  on  arrangements  for  the  banquet  was  com- 
posed of  Donald  S.  Elias,  chairman,  Jake  Londow  and  Rev. 
E.  M.  Hoyle. 

Very  truly  yours, 

T.  B.  Harris. 


TRINITY  MEN  IN  ATLANTA  SCHOOLS 

Among  the  members  of  the  faculties  of  the  Atlanta  High 
Schools  there  are  four  men  who  point  with  pride  to  Trinity  as 
their  Alma  Mater.  The  first  of  these  to  join  the  ranks  in 
Atlanta  was  Mr.  Gilmer  Siler,  who  went  directly  from  College 
to  the  Technological  Branch  of  the  school  for  boys.  Mr.  Siler 
has  charge  of  the  work  in  science  in  this  school,  and  his  popu- 
larity is  attested  by  the  fact  that  the  latest  school  annual  was 
dedicated  to  him. 

The  next  in  line  was  L.  P.  Wilson,  who  went  to  Atlanta 
after  spending  three  years  in  the  schools  of  Monroe,  N.  C. 
Mr.  Wilson  is  associate  in  the  Language  Department  of  the 
Boys'  High  School.  In  addition  to  his  duties  as  instructor  he 
is  school  librarian. 

Mr.  C.  E.  Phillips  was  the  next  addition.  He  gave  up  his 
work  in  Hertford,  N.  C,  to  become  head  of  the  Department 
of  History  and  Civics  in  Boys'  High.  Mr.  Phillips  is  also  one 
of  the  Faculty  managers  of  the  lunch  room,  a  comparatively 
new  and  very  successful  feature  of  the  school  work. 

The  most  recent  adition  was  Mr.  H.  R.  Hunter,  who  went 
from  Monroe,  N.  C,  to  the  Department  of  History  and  Civics 
at  Tech.  High. 

Messrs.  Archie  Lee  and  Ned  Mcintosh  are  making  good 
in  Atlanta  in  the  field  of  journalism — the  former  with  the 
Georgian,  the  latter  with  the  Constitution. 


REGISTER  OF  FORMER  STUDENTS 

[This  is  a  continuation  of  the  roster  of  former  students 
begun  in  the  first  issue  of  the  Register.  The  first  issue  con- 
tained no  information  about  alumni  who  were  dead,  or  who 
entered  college  after  1886,  or  who  had  not  answered  Prof. 
Flowers'  inquiry  before  April  1.  This  issue  contains  informa- 
tion available  June  15  concerning  living  alumni  who  entered 
college  before  September,  189^1 — i.  e.  before  the  end  of  Presi- 
dent Crowell's  administration.  It  does  not  contain  the  follow- 
ing: 

1.  Information  about  alumni  now  dead.  (This  is  reserved 
for  later  publication.) 

2.  Information  received  later  than  June  15. 

3.  Information  regarding  students  who  entered  after  June, 
1894. 

4.  Additional  information  regarding  names  given  in  the 
first  issue.  (Additions  will  be  made  when  the  first  publication 
of  the  directory  is  made.) 

Additional  information  received  from  time  to  time  regard- 
ing alumni  who  were  in  college  during  the  administrations  of 
Presidents  Craven,  Wood,  and  Crowell,  together  with  infor- 
mation regarding  alumni  who  were  students  during  the  ad- 
ministrations of  Presidents  Kilgo  and  Few,  will  be  published 
in  succeeding  numbers  of  the  Register.  When  all  necessary 
information  has  been  secured,  a  complete  directory  will  be 
issued  in  one  volume  and  a  copy  sent  to  every  subscriber. 

The  executive  committee  of  the  Association  has  no  small 
task  in  completing  this  directory,  and  it  urges  the  thorough  co- 
operation of  all  former  students.  In  many  cases  the  informa- 
tion is  not  as  complete  as  it  should  be.  It  is  requested  that 
every  one  who  has  not  given  all  the  data  asked  for  will  send 
it  in  at  once.  Special  request  is  made  for  information  regard- 
ing Trinity  men  who  have  died.  Of  course,  also,  mistakes 
will  occur,  and  it  is  desired  that  corrections  be  made  promptly. 


Register  oe  Former  Students  139 

[Address  all  communications  for  this  department  to  R. 
L.  Flowers,  chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee,  Trinity 
College  Alumni  Association.] 

Abbreviations:  b.,  the  date  of  birth;  e.,  the  time  of  matriculation,  and 
the  address  at  that  time;  t.,  the  length  of  time  in  college;  m.,  the 
maiden  name  of  wife;  p.,  the  positions  held  and  other  facts;  o.,  present 
occupation. 

Adams,  William  J. :  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Greensboro,  N.  C. ;  t.  l^yr. ;  m. 
Florence  Wall ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1893 ;  state  senate,  1895 ;  mem. 
N.  C.  Board  of  Internal  Improvements;  judge,  Superior  Court,  since 
1908;  o.  judge,  Superior  Court.    Address:  Carthage,  N.  C. 

Ader,  Olin  Peter:  b.  Jan.  16,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Reedy,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '94;  B.  D.,  '00  (Vanderbilt)  ;  m.  Ruth  Cordelia  Blair;  p.  prin. 
high  school,  Weldon,  Kernersville,  Wilkesboro ;  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf ., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1897;  o.  pastor,  Waynesville.  Address:  Waynes- 
ville,  N.  C. 

AldridgE,  Fred  SoulE:  b.  Sept.  29,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Oriental, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '96;  A.M.;  m.  Bertha  Mariah  McClees;  p.  prin.  Belwood 
Institute,  1896-98;  teacher  in  Trinity  Park  School  since  1898;  o. 
teacher  in  Trinity  Park  School.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Anderson,  Paul  V. :  b.  Nov.  24,  1874 ;  e.  Sept..  1893,  Wilson,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '97;  A.M.;  p.  prin.  Wilson  Schools;  teacher  in  Trinity  Park 
School ;  ass't  physician  State  Hospital,  Morganton ;  o.  resident  physi- 
cian, Westbrook  Sanitorium.    Address:  Richmond,  Va. 

Armeield,  Frank:  b.  May  24,  1870;  e.  Aug.,  1886,  Sept.,  1890,  Mon- 
roe, N.  C. ;  Ph.  B.,  '91 ;  m.  Lucille  Armfield;  p.  mayor  of  Monroe;  mem. 
Electoral  College,  1904;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Armstrong,  Thomas  James  :  b.  Jan.  12,  1851 ;  e.  Aug.,  1868,  Rocky 
Point,  N.  C;  t.  4  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Ella  P.  Beery,  (2)  Ann  E.  Durham,  (3) 
Clara  M.  Southerland;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1879-80;  state  senate, 
1893 ;  chmn.  board  of  county  commissioners,  4  yrs ;  director  of  state 
penitentiary,  4  yrs.;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Rocky  Point,  N.  C. 

Avery,  Alphonso  Calhoun:  b.  Sept.  16,  1874;  e.  Oct.  1891,  Mor- 
ganton, N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Mary  P.  Johnston ;  p.  mayor  of  Morganton, 
two  terms;  o.  city  and  county  attorney.    Address:  Morganton,  N.  C. 

Ball,  James  H.:  b.  Mar.  6,  1867;  e.  Jan..  1891,  Franklinton,  N.  C; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Hattie  Wambaugh ;  p.  member  Denver  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. 
1893-99;  Missouri  Conf.,  1899-03;  Okla.  Conf.,  since  1903;  o.  presiding 
elder,  Tulsa  District.    Address:  Tulsa,  Okla. 

Bandy,  Ralph  Carl  :  b.  Oct.  24,  1872 ;  e.  Feb.,  1885,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Matilda  A.  Fowler ;  p.  assistant  foreman  of  bridge  force ; 
o.  carpenter  in  B.  &  B.  Dept.  So.  Ry.    Address:  Burlington,  N.  C. 


140  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Barnes,  Albert  Sidney:  b.  July  11,  1873;  e.  Oct.,  1893,  Fremont, 
N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Daisy  Speight;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.  since  1896;  o.  Supt.,  Methodist  Orphanage  at  Raleigh.  Address: 
Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Barwick,  Joseph  F.:  b.  Sept.  17,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Grifton,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Mamie  Gardner ;  o.  farmer  and  real  estate  dealer. 
Address:  Ayden,  N.  C. 

Bassett,  William  Battle  :  b.  Oct.  15,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1^  yrs.;  m.  Geire  Hart;  p.  supt.  of  hosiery  mills;  o.  canner 
&  farmer.    Address:  Flat  Rock,  N.  C. 

Beckwith,  Bosworth  Clifton  :  b.  Oct.  2,  1859 ;  e.  Jan.,  1879,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83 ;  m.  Iola  Bledsoe ;  p.  county  att'y  Wake,  3  terms ; 
Commissioner  of  Internal  Improvements,  14  years;  o.  attorney-at-law. 
Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Black,  Benson  Harrison  :  b.  Nov.  28,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Oxford, 
N.  C;  B.  S.,  '95;  m.  Sarah  Elizabeth  Watson;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1897;  o.  pastor,  Rose  Hill.  Address:  Rose  Hill, 
N.  C. 

Blalock,  Uriah  Benton  :  b.  Apr.  26,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Norwood, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Monte  Christian;  p.  pres.  Bank  of  Norwood;  pres. 
Blalock  H'd'w.  Co. ;  pres.  Blalock  Auto  Co. ;  o.  merchant,  banker  and 
farmer.    Address:  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

Bolton,  Harvey:  b.  Nov.  27,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Durham,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  o.  clerk  with  Durham  Water  Co.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Bolton,  Boswell  P.:  b.  Sept.  29,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Fayetteville, 
N.  C. ;  m.  Donnie  A.  West;  o.  register  of  deeds,  Cumberland  Co.  Ad- 
dress: Fayetteville,  N.  C. 

Bonner,  Theodore  Picket:  b.  Mar.  20,  1849;  e.  Sept.  1867,  Engel- 
hard, N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Emma  Miriam  Parker;  p.  joined  the  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1885;  o.  Superannuated  minister.  Address: 
Hickory,  N.  C. 

Bost,  James  Lee  :  b.  June  26,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Davidson,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '94;  graduate  student,  Johns  Hopkins  University,  1901-03;  m. 
Nina  Arnold ;  p.  prin.  Troutman  high  school,  Mt.  Zion  Academy, 
Farmer  Inst. ;  solicitor,  Equitable  Life  Ins.  Co. ;  district  ag't  for  Home 
Life  Ins.  Co.;  o.  gen.  agt.,  Home  Life  Ins.  Co.  of  N.  Y.  Address: 
Home  Life  Bldg.,  Washington,  D.  C. 

Bowling,  J.  E. :  b.  Jan.  23,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Rougemont,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ida  May  Bowling;  o.  tobacco  buyer.  Address:  Durham, 
N.  C. 

Boyles,  Frank  C:  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr.;  m. 
Myrtie  Ham ;  o.  cashier  Am.  Exchange  Nat'l  Bank.  Address :  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. 


Register  of  Former  Students  141 

Bradley,  Rueus  :  b.  July  9,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Jackson,  N.  C. ; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Lillian  E.  Hart;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since 
1894;  o.  pastor,  Aurelian  Springs.    Address:  Aurelian  Springs,  N.  C. 

Brem,  Walter  Vernon:  b.  Nov.  5,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Charlotte, 
N.  C;  t.  \y2  yr.;  B.  S.,  '96  (Univ.  of  N.  C.)  ;  M.D.,  '04  (Johns  Hop- 
kins) ;  m.  Marion  W.  Winkler;  p.  medical  house  officer,  Johns  Hopkins, 
1904-05;  chief  of  medical  clinic,  Colon  Hospital,  Panama,  1907-11;  prof. 
pathology  &  bacteriology,  Los  Angeles  dept.  of  the  College  of  Medi- 
cine of  Univ.  of  Cal.  1911-14;  o.  physician.  Address:  932  Maltman 
Ave.,  Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

Brooks,  Eugene  Clyde  :  b.  Dec.  3,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Grifton, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '94 ;  m.  Ida  Sapp ;  p.  prin.  Kinston  schs.,  supt.  Monroe 
schools,  supt.  Goldsboro  schs.,  ass't  to  State  Supt.  Public  Instruction, 
pres.  N.  C.  State  Teachers'  Assembly.  Editor :  North  Carolina  Poems. 
Author:  The  Story  of  Cotton;  The  Story  of  Corn;  A  Comparison  of 
School  Systems.  Joint  author :  History  in  the  Elementary  Schools; 
North  Carolina  Geography;  Agricultural  Arithmetic;  o.  prof,  educa- 
tion. Trinity  College,  editor  N.  C.  Education.  Address:  Durham, 
N.  C. 

Brooks,  Fletcher  Hastings  :  b.  July  17,  1875 ;  e.  Oct.,  1892,  Reids- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  B.  S.,  '96;  M.  D. ;  p.  ass't  resident  physician,  Mt.  Hope  Re- 
treat, Bait.,  Md. ;  pathologist,  Hospital  for  Insane,  Sykesville,  Md. ;  o. 
surgeon,  U.  S.  Navy.  Address:  Marine  Barracks,  Navy  Yard,  Nor- 
folk, Va. 

Brooks,  Thomas  Lea:  b.  Oct.  11,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Black  Creek, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Daisy  Elizabeth  Smith;  o.  physician.  Address: 
Oceana,  Va. 

Broughten,  John  Franklin  :  b.  Mar.  6,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892 ;  t.  1 
yr. ;  m.  Alice  E.  Penny;  o.  postmaster  and  farmer.  Address:  Garner, 
N.  C. 

Brown,  Fabius  Porter:  b.  Aug.  3,  1873;  Sept.,  1890,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Lena  Wynne,  (2)  Flo  Broome;  p.  sec.-treas., 
Raleigh  Real  Estate  and  Trust  Co.;  o.  undertakers'  supplies.  Address: 
Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Bruton,  Raleigh  Alexander:  b.  Nov.  16,  1863;  e.  Sept.,  1891, 
Malee,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Clyde  Swindell;  p.  mem.  of  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1894;  o.  pastor,  Tabor.    Address:  Tabor,  N.  C. 

Burkhead,  Louis  Lingurn  :  b.  Jan.  25,  1867 ;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  New 
Bern,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Ann  D.  Hinde ;  p.  brakeman  &  conductor, 
S.  C.  railroad ;  volunteer  in  Span. -Am.  War ;  material  auditor,  National 
Lines  of  Mexico,  Mexico  City,  14  yrs.;  o.  postmaster.  Address:  Colum- 
bus, N.  M. 


142  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Bynum,  Ernest  T.:  b.  Jan.  19,  1873;  e.  Jan.,  1890,  Pittsboro,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '92;  Ph.  D  (Halle)  ;  m.  Miss  Shadduck;  p.  educational  work 
for  twelve  years;  o.  real  estate,  grain,  cattle  ,and  flour  milling.  Ad- 
dress: 1315,  W.  23rd  Street,  Okla.  City. 

Byrd,  Jackson  LEE:  b.  Aug.  12,  1863;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  B&rclaysville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Lizzie  Belle  Williams ;  p.  pres.  Farmers'  and 
Merchants'  Bank,  Milltown,  Ga. :  o.  naval  stores  manufacturer.  Ad- 
dress: Milltown,  Ga. 

Carlton,  Luther  Montrose:  b.  Mar.  27,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1892, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Graves  Hines ;  p.  co.  att'y;  chmn. 
Democratic  exec,  com.,  7  yrs. ;  mayor  Roxboro ;  o.  attorney-at-law. 
Address:  Roxboro,  N.  C. 

Carpenter,  J.  D. :  b.  July  16,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893 ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ida 
Vanhorn  Shirley ;  p.  traveling  salesman ;  o.  law  clerk,  Indian  Office, 
Dept.  Interior.    Address:  1816  Kilbourne  PI.,  N.  W.,  Washington,  D.  C. 

Cates,  Everett  W. :  b.  May  13,  1859 ;  e.  Jan.,  1879,  Thomasville,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1J/2  yrs.;  m.  Blanche  Bailey  Pendleton;  p.  mayor  and  town 
com'r;  ass't  postmaster  1881-85;  o.  retired  merchant  and  manufacturer. 
Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Champion,  John  Dixon:  b.  June  27,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Chalk 
Level,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  May  Ola  Jones;  o.  teacher.  Address:  Fu- 
quay  Springs,  N.  C. 

Chatham,  Paul:  b.  Sept.  2,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Elkin,  N.  C. ;  t. 
2  yrs. ;  m.  DeWitt  Clinton  Thurmond ;  p.  pres.  Chatham  Estates  Inc. ; 
v.-pres.  Chatham  Mfg.  Co.,  Elkin,  N.  C. ;  o.  real  estate  dealer.  Ad- 
dress: Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Cheatham,  Goode:  b.  Oct.  25,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Henderson,  N. 
C;  t.  3  yrs.;  M.  D. ;  m.  Janie  Withers;  o.  physician.  Address:  Bre- 
vard, N.  C. 

Clarke,  Stokes  Montgomery:  b.  Nov.  16,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1883, 
Cedar  Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Florence  Williamson  Lea;  p.  teacher; 
o.  farmer.    Address:  Ansonville,  N.  C. 

Cole,  John  Tunstiel:  b.  Oct.  27,  1858;  e.  Nov.,  1879,  Malmaison, 
Va. ;  t.  2l/2  yrs.;  m.  Annie  J.  Collins;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Appomattox, 
Va.,  R.  F.  D.  No.  1. 

Coltrane,  Shubal  Gardner  :  b.  Apr.  22,  1848;  e.  Jan.  73,  Trinity, 
N.  C;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Lottie  Atwell,  (2)  Spence  M.  Hankla;  p. 
Address:  Randleman,  N.  C. 

Corneeison,  Robert  L. :  b.  Nov.  3,  1870;  e.  Jan.,  1890,  Salisbury, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Lottie  Atwell,  (2)  Spence  M.  Hankla;  p. 
salesman;  o.  merchant  and  railroad  clerk.    Address:  Bristol,  Va. 


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Courtney,  Robert  M. :  b.  Nov.  1,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Hartland,  N. 
C;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  m.  Luella  Bartlett;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.  since  1899;  o.  pastor,  West  End  Methodist  Church.  Address: 
Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Crawford,  Thomas  B. :  b.  Nov.  18,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Winston- 
Salem,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Annie  B.  Cheatham;  p.  pres.  and  treas. 
Crawford  PTb.  and  Mill  Supply  Co. ;  o.  merchant  and  contractor.  Ad- 
dress: Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

CranFord,  William  Ivey:  b.  Nov.  10,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Ophir, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '91;  Ph.D.  (Yale),  '95;  m.  Nellie  Edwards;  o.  professor 
of  philosophy  and  dean  of  Trinity  Coll.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Craven,  E.  B. :  b.  July  15,  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  m. 
Johnsie  Smith;  o.  insurance  and  banking.     Address:  Lexington,  N.  C. 

Craven,  Harvey  Bernard  :  b.  Feb.  28,  1876 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Trinity 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '96;  m.  Alice  Holman;  p.  co.  prin.  Belwood  Inst.,  prin.  E. 
Durham  sch. ;  prof,  science,  G.  F.  C. ;  o.  supt.  schs.,  Newbern,  N.  C. 
Address:  Newbern,  N.  C. 

Crawford,  Robert  Baker  :  b.  Sept.  1,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. ;  Ph.  B.,  '95;  m.  Hallie  Gracia  Cozart;  o.  merchant.  Ad- 
dress: Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Creech,  Robert  Gerald  :  b.  May  19,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.  1893,  La  Grange, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Hattie  Taylor;  p.  mayor.  La  Grange,  2  yrs.;  graded 
sch.  trustee,  12  yrs. ;  director  Rouse  Banking  Co. ;  o.  merchant  and 
farmer.    Address:  La  Grange,  N.  C. 

Creee,  Evander  Kay:  b.  Sept.  2,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Hope  Mills, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '97;  m.  Alexine  Betton;  p.  teacher  in  Alabama,  1902;  join- 
ed N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  in  1904;  Montana  Conf.,  1905;  teacher  in 
Montana,  1906-07;  Montana  Conf.,  1907-08;  Denver  Conf.,  1908-09; 
o.  instructor  in  Rutherford  College.  Address:  Rutherford  College, 
N.  C. 

Croweee,  James  HallEck  :  b.  Sept.  14,  1862;  e.  Sept..  1888,  Hall, 
Penn.;  Ph.  B.,  '92;  LL.  B.  (Univ.  Mich.)  ;  m.  Mrs.  F.  Grothe;  p.  teacher 
and  prin.;  o.  sec.-treas.  Strayer  &  Bros.  Co.  Address:  780  W.  Phila. 
St.,  York,  Penn. 

Daily,  James  Adolphus  :  b.  May  23,  1868 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Mebane, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2>l/2  yrs.;  m.  Adelaide  Matilda  Howland ;  p.  mem.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1895;  o.  pastor,  West  Durham.  Address: 
West  Durham,  N.  C. 

Daniels,  John  William:  b.  Feb.  14,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Newbern, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  electrical  engineer.  Address:  665  Madison  Ave., 
New  York  City. 


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Daniels,  Thomas  C:  b.  July  31,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Newbern,  N. 
C. ;  Ph.  B.,  '92;  o.  U.  S.  post  office  and  attorney-at-law.  Address:  414 
Elks  Temple,  Newbern,  N.  C. 

Davis,  Robert  Lee:  b.  Sept.,  10,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1888;  A.  B.,  '92; 
m.  Marriott  Betts ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1895; 
prohibition  campaigner  in  Va.,  Ohio,  W.  Va.,  Ga.,  and  Mass. ;  o. 
supt.  N.  C.  Anti-Saloon  League.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Davis,  Richard  S. :  b.  Aug.  2,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1891;  t.  2  yrs.;  o. 
mgr.  bureau  of  analysis,  Continental  and  Commercial  Nat'l  Bank. 
Address:  5656  Prairie  Ave.,  Chicago,  111. 

Deans,  Ernest:  b.  Aug.  8,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Wilson,  N.  C;  t. 
1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Hunter  Gray ;  p.  sec.-treas.,  B.  &  L.  assn. ;  mgr.  cotton 
storage  warehouse;  o.  insurance,  real  estate.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Dent,  Stephen  Sanders:  b.  Nov.  1,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Jefferson, 
N.  C;  A.B.,  '97;  A.M.,  '98;  A.M.,  '00  (Harvard);  m.  Florence 
Merchant ;  p.  Am.  Tob.  Co.  clerk ;  So.  Cot.  Oil  Co.  shipping  clerk ; 
mgr.  Memphis  Cotton  Hull  and  Fibre  Co.;  o.  manufacturer.  Address: 
1243  Neptune  St.,  Memphis,  Tenn. 

Derham,  William  Patrick:  b.  Apr.  17,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Fair 
Bluff,  N.  C;  t.  y2  yr. ;  o.  truck  farmer.    Address:  Chadbourn,  N.  C. 

Dickinson,  Metus  Troy  :  b.  Nov.  12,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Fremont, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '97;  A.M.,  '98;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address:  Goldsboro, 
N.  C. 

Dickinson,  Elijah  Thomas:  b.  Aug.  10,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1890, 
Fremont,  N.  C. ;  B.  S.,  '94;  m.  Willie  Louise  Watson;  p.  surgeon, 
Wilson  sanatorium;  o.  physician.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Dowd,  Herman  :  b.  Aug.  24,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Charlotte,  N.  C. ; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  o.  gen.  mgr.  Tampa-Cuba  &  T.  O.  L.  Cigar  Cos.  for  the 
Carolinas.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Dowless,  David  Elisha:  b.  Oct.  19,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Dublin, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Miss  Goettings;  o.  itinerant  minister.  Address: 
Rockville,  Mo. 

Durham,  Plato  Tracy  :  b.  Sept.  10,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Greensboro, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '95 ;  D.  D.,  '14 ;  m.  Lucy  Cole ;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S. ;  pastor  and  presiding  elder;  prof.  Biblical  literature,  Trinity 
Coll.;  o.  dean  and  prof,  church  history,  Candler  Theo.  Sch.,  Emory 
Univ.    Address:  21  East  8th  St.,  Atlanta,  Ga. 

Durham,  Robert  Lee  :  b.  May  4,  1870 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Oxford,  N.  C. ; 
B.  S.,  '91;  m.  Mary  Willie  Craton;  p.  mem.  Board  of  Trustees,  Trinity 
Coll.,  1895-1911;  attorney-at-law;  instructor  Davenport  College  (N. 
C.)  ;  instructor  Centenary  College  (Tenn.).  Author:  The  Call  of  the 
South;  o.  dean  of  Martha  Washington  College.  Address:  Abingdon, 
Va. 


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Edwards,  Charles  William  :  b.  Dec.  13,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890 ; 
A.  B.,  '94;  A.M.,  (Tulane)  ;  M.S.,  (Univ.  of  New  York);  m.  Eva 
Marie  Kramer ;  p.  scholar  in  mechanics,  N.  Y.  Univ. ;  fellow  in  physics, 
Columbia  Univ. ;  instructor  in  mathematics,  Tulane  Univ. ;  o.  prof. 
physics,  Trinity  College.    Address:  406  Guess  St.,  Durham,  N.  C. 

Edwards,  Daniel  Thomas  :  b.  Oct.  16,  1870 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Trinity, 
N.  C;  A.  B,  '92;  Ph.D.,  (N.  Y.  Univ.)  ;  m.  Capitola  C.  Grainger;  p. 
teacher,  editor;  o.  trucker  and  real  estate  dealer.  Address:  Kinston, 
N.  C. 

Edwards,  William  Masters:  b.  Sept.  22,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1889; 
Hookerton,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Olga  Turnage;  o.  merchant.  Address: 
Ayden,  N.  C. 

Eure,  Nathaniel  Lindsay:  b.  Feb.  7,  1869;  e.  Jan.,  1891,  Stanhope, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3TA  yrs.;  m.  Annie  Elizabeth  Preyer;  p.  judge  municipal  court, 
1909-13 ;  state  councilor  Jr.  O.  U.  A.  M.,  1912-13 ;  mem.  N.  C.  legisla- 
ture, 1915-17;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Exum,  William  Jordan:  b.  Mar.  2,  1864;  e.  Aug.,  1881,  Stantons- 
burg,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '85;  m.  Martha  Chandler;  o.  manufacturer.  Ad- 
dress: Johnson  City,  Tenn. 

Finch,  Thomas  J.:  b.  Dec.  1,  1864;  e.  Oct.,  1880,  Eden,  N.  C;  t. 
2  yrs.;  m.  Hannah  Brown;  p.  sheriff  of  Randolph  County;  o.  farmer 
and  manufacturer.    Address:  Trinity,  N.  C. 

Finch,  William  Atlas  :  b.  March  13,  1870 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Stanhope, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  B.  L.,  (Univ.  of  Mich.);  m.  Mary  Louise  Ford;  o. 
attorney-at-law.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Flowers,  William  Washington:  p.  Nov.  5,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1890, 
Taylorsville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '94 ;  A.  M. ;  p.  teacher,  prin.,  and  supt.  Dur- 
ham graded  schs. ;  manager  Blackwell  Tob.  Co. ;  manager  Duke  Branch, 
Liggett  and  Myers  Tob.  Co.,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  o.  with  Liggett  and  Myers 
Tob.  Co.    Address:  212  Fifth  Ave.,  New  York  City. 

Fortune,  Robert  Edward:  b.  Nov.  29,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Salis- 
bury, N.  C. ;  t.  1^2  yrs.;  o.  physician.  Address:  Damascus,  Washing- 
ton Co.,  Va. 

Fox,  Ernest  Wyatt  :  b.  Feb.  5,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Siler  City,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B,  '95 ;  m.  Jennie  E.  Coble ;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.  since  1891;  instructor  in  Biblical  literature,  Weaver  College;  o. 
pastor,  Weaverville.    Address:  Weaverville,  N.  C. 

Frazier,  Felix  C:  b.  Jan.  15,  1838;  e.  Sept.,  1853,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '57;  A.M.;  m.  E.  C.  Coltrane;  p.  lst.-lieut.  in  Civil  War;  o. 
dentist.    Address:  Trinity,  N.  C. 


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Gandy,  Ewell  Longstreet:  b.  Apr.  17,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1884;  t.  2 
yrs.;  m.  Miss  Byrd;  p.  farmer;  o.  car  and  cabinet  builder.  Address: 
Hartsville,  S.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  No.  1. 

Gibbons,  Henry  E. :  b.  Aug.  20,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Jonesboro,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Margaret  Decatur  Wallace;  o.  wholesale  grocer.  Ad- 
dress: Hamlet,  N.  C. 

Gibbons,  James  Nicholson:  b.  Jan.  5,  1859;  e.  Jan.,  1877,  Roxboro, 
N.  C;  t.  iy2  yrs.;  m.  (1)  Bettie  F.  Turner,  (2)  Mary  Ida  Start;  o. 
auctioneer.    Address:  402  S.  Broadway,  Lexington,  Ky. 

Gibson,  William  Ziba:  b.  Feb.  16,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Gibson,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Florence  Gibson ;  o.  druggist,  postmaster,  farmer. 
Address:  Gibson,  N.  C. 

Giit,  William  Francis  :  b.  Oct.  5,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Henderson, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '94;  Johns  Hopkins,  '98;  o.  prof.  Latin,  Trinity  Coll.  Ad- 
dress: Durham,  N.  C. 

Gregson,  Walter  James:  b.  Dec.  11,  1868;  e.  August,  1887,  Randle- 
man,  N.  C. ;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  certificate  in  busness  dept. ;  m.  Juliet  Redding; 
p.  bookkeeper,  1889-93 ;  attorney-at-law,  1895-06 ;  in  gov't  service  at 
Panama,  1907-09;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Spero,  N.  C. 

Green,  Ernest  J.:  b.  Sept.  27,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1892;  A.  B.,  '96;  p. 
teacher,  prin.,  and  supt.,  Durham  graded  sch. ;  o.  sales  mgr.  Austin- 
Heaton  Co.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Green,  Ottis  :  b.  July  29,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Asheville,  N.  C. ;  t. 
3  terms;  m.  Alleene  Broach;  p.  hotel  steward;  o.  hardware  merchant. 
Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Hall,  Julius  Clegg  :  b.  Nov.  23,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Star,  N.  C. ; 
Ph.  B.,  '96 ;  m.  Edith  Mae  Fitzgerald ;  p.  pres.  and  sec.  Columbus  Co. 
medical  society;  pres.  and  sec.  Stanly  Co.  medical  society;  o.  physician 
and  surgeon.    Address:  Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Hanes,  Jacob  Franklin  :  b.  July  1,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Winston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2y2  yrs.;  o.  farmer  and  furniture  m'f'r.  Address:  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C. 

Hardesty,  Elijah  Dudley:  b.  Oct.  15,  1853;  e.  Jan.,  1871,  Beau- 
fort, N.  C. ;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  m.  Elizabeth  R.  Sabiston;  p.  justice  of  peace, 
12  yrs. ;  co.  surveyor,  14  yrs. ;  S.  S.  supt.,  16  yrs. ;  o.  surveyor  and 
farmer.    Address:  Harlowe,  N.  C. 

Harris,  Melancthon  Renchor:  b.  Aug.  1,  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1878, 
Thomasville,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ada  M.  Tysinger ;  p.  salesman ;  S.  S. 
supt.;  teacher;  Co.  com'r,  2  terms;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Thomasville, 
N.  C. 

Harrison,  Ben  F. :  b.  Jan.  22,  1875;  e.  Nov.,  1893,  Calvin,  Okla.; 
A.  B.,  '97;  m.  Grace  Liegerot;  p.  mem.  Okla.  Constitutional  Conven- 


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tion ;  mem.  Okla.  legislature,  3  terms ;  sec.  State  of  Okla. ;  o.  farmer 
and  rancher.    Address:  Calvin,  Okla. 

Harrison,  Edwin  Marriott:  b.  June  24,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Wake 
Forest,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  M.  D.,  '02  (Chicago  Coll.  of  Medicine  and 
Surgeons)  ;  M.  D.,  '10  (Loyola  Univ.)  ;  postgraduate  work  in  Vienna; 
license  to  practice  by  examination  in  Kans.,  Neb.,  Mich.,  Tex.,  111.,  N. 
C. ;  p.  chief  medical  examiner,  Liberal  Life  Assurance  Co.,  Anderson, 
Ind. ;  asso.  prof,  diseases  of  nose  and  throat,  111.  Postgraduate  Medi- 
cal School;  o.  physician  and  surgeon.  Address:  5  South  Wabash  Ave., 
Chicago,  111. 

Harriss,  Charles  Thomas  :  b.  Nov.  26,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Wilson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  o.  solicitor  of  insurance.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

HartsEll,  Luther  Thompson:  b.  Oct.  13,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1890, 
Bost's  Mill,  N.  C;  Ph.  B.,  '94;  LL.  B.  (Univ.  of  N.  C.)  ;  m.  Janie 
Erwin ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1899;  mem.  State  Senate,  1911;  city 
att'y  of  Concord,  1907-13;  Co.  att'y  for  Cabarrus,  1902-08,  1910-12;  o. 
attorney-at-law.    Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Hamer,  E.  A. :  b.  Feb.  6,  1849 ;  e.  Sept.,  1868,  Point  Caswell,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Virginia  Elizabeth  Russ;  p.  justice  of  peace;  o.  banker 
and  farmer.    Address:  Atkinson,  N.  C. 

Hathcock,  Thomas  A.:  b.  Oct.  IS,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Norwood, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  M.  D.,  '93  (Univ.  Md.)  ;  m.  Estelle  Dunlap;  p.  pres. 
Stanly  Co.  medical  society;  local  surgeon,  So.  Ry.  and  N.  &  S.  Ry; 
pres.  Bank  of  Norwood ;  pres.  River  View  Milling  Co.  and  Stanly 
Cotton  Oil  Co.;  o.  physician.    Address:  Norwood,  N.  C. 

Hauser,  Samuel  Alexander  Wilson  :  b.  May  2,  1851 ;  e.  Sept., 
1877,  Venna,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Cynthia  Lotitia  Crews ;  o.  farmer. 
Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  No.  2. 

HaydEn,  Jesse  F. :  b.  Feb.  14,  1875 ;  e.  Feb.,  1893,  Tyro  Shops,  N. 
C. ;  B.  S.,  '96 ;  m.  Velva  Green ;  p.  sec.-treas.,  Independent  Telephone 
Co.,  Lexington,  N.  C. ;  pres.  Randleman  Telephone  Co.,  Randleman, 
N.  C. ;  sec-treas.  and  mgr.  Thomasville  Telephone  Co. ;  o.  mgr.  North 
State  Telephone  Co.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Hayes,  Leonard  Oscar  :  b.  Sept.  8,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Black  Creek, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Minnie  Aycock;  o.  physician.  Address:  Fremont, 
N.  C. 

HawlEy,  Francis  Oscar:  b.  Feb.  14,  1846;  e.  Sept.,  1862,  Fayette- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  m.  C.  McL.  McBryde ;  p.  city  physician  and  supt.  health 
dept.  Charlotte,  17  yrs.;  o.  physician.  Address:  9  N.  Long  St.,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C. 

Holland,  H.  B.:  b.  Jan.  15,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Newbern,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  May  Caho ;  p.  clerk  N.  S.  R.  R. ;  clerk  to  traffic  mgr. 


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Amer.  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  o.  gen.  fr't  and  passenger  ag't,  D.  and  S.  B.  R.  R. 
Address:  Dover,  N.  C. 

Howerton,  Thomas  J.:  b.  Feb.  18,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Margaret  Theresa  Lurton ;  o.  osteopathic  physician. 
Address:  600  Southern  Bldg.,  Washington,  D.  C. 

HoyeE,  Thomas  Crawford  :  b.  Aug.  30,  1868 ;  e.  Aug.,  1892,  Jones- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '94;  studied  law  at  Wake  Forest  Coll.;  m.  Lucy 
W.  Welfley;  p.  prin.  Burlington  Academy;  chmn.  Co.  board  of  elec- 
tion, Guilford  Co.;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Hunt,  Edward  A.:  b.  June  22,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Oxford,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Oxford,  N.  C. 

Ihrie,  Harry  Ross  :  b.  May  24,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Pittsboro,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  studied  law  at  Univ.  of  N.  C. ;  m.  Laura  Lake;  p.  whole- 
sale and  retail  grocer ;  practicing  att'y  in  N.  C,  Ga.,  and  Texas ;  cotton- 
planter  and  stock-raiser  in  Miss. ;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address :  San 
Antonio,  Texas. 

Ingram,  John  R. :  b.  Nov.  21,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Star,  N.  C. ;  t. 
V/2  yrs.;  m.  Maggie  C.  Harris;  p.  2  yrs.  W.  R.  Bonsai  &  Co.; 
o.  coca-cola  bottler.    Address:  Sanford,  N.  C. 

IvEy,  Eugene  C:  b.  June  27,  1874;  e.  Jan.,  1894,  Newton,  N.  C.  ; 
Ph.  B.,  '97;  m.  Annie  Carver  Vasseur;  p.  5  yrs.  chief  electrician,  West- 
inghouse  Elec.  &  Mfg.  Co.,  Pittsburg,  Pa.;  Ark.  and  Texas  consoli- 
dated Ice  and  Coal  and  Electric  Co.,  Marshal,  Texas ;  o.  sec.-treas., 
Citizens  Light  and  Power  Co.    Address:  Lenoir,  N.  C. 

Ivey,  George  Franks:  b.  June  24,  1870;  e.  Aug.,  1887,  Olin,  N.  C; 
Ph.  B.,  '90;  m.  Blanch  Sherrill;  o.  mfg.  school  desks.  Address:  Hick- 
ory, N.  C. 

James,  Thomas  Thayer:  b.  Jan.  11,  1868;  e.  Jan.,  1890,  Waycross, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '93;  m.  Fleta  Gertrude  Strickland;  p.  supt.  co.  schs.  and 
city  schs.  of  Lumpkin ;  chmn.  board  of  education ;  alderman ;  solicitor 
city  courts;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Lumpkin,  Ga. 

Johnson,  Dougan  Clark:  b.  Oct.  24,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '94 ;  m.  Lucy  Ella  Ritchie ;  p.  supt.  Cooleemee  graded 
sch. ;  supt.  Bessemer  City  graded  sch. ;  o.  prin.  Trinity  high  sch.  Ad- 
dress: Trinity,  N.  C. 

Judd,  James  M. :  b.  Jan.  29,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Enno,  N.  C. ;  t.  2 
yrs.;  m.  Amorette  A.  Ballentine;  p.  surgeon  to  Norfolk  So.  R.  R.  Co.; 
vice-pres.  Bank  of  Varina,  N.  C. ;  o.  physician.  Address:  Cardenas, 
N.  C. 

Kearns,  Oscar  E.:  b.  Dec.  6,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  High  Point, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Effie  Johnston;  p.  sec.-treas.  Kearns  Furniture  Co.; 
o.  furniture  manufacturer.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 


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KerlEy,  Robert  Porter:  b.  Oct.  7,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Morganton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  asst.  supt.  Erwin  Cotton  Mills.  Address :  West 
Durham,  N.  C. 

Koonce,  John  Brock:  b.  May  12,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Trenton, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '95 ;  m.  Novella  Brogden ;  p.  chief  clerk,  office  Sec.  State, 
Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  clerk  and  deputy  collector  internal  revenue ;  o.  prin. 
high  sch.    Address:  Lonoke,  Ark. 

Koonce,  Simon  EverETTE:  b.  May  14,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Trenton, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '90;  m.  Lila  M.  Ward;  o.  physician.  Address:  Wilming- 
ton, N.  C. 

Lane,  Guy  S. :  b.  Feb.  5,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Bellair,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ; 
m.  Bertha  May;  o.  R.  R.  engineer,  merchant,  real  estate  dealer.  Ad- 
dress: Box  92,  Spencer,  N.  C. 

Leak,  James  N. :  b.  Oct.  7,  1856 ;  e.  Sept.,  1868,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  t. 
5  yrs. ;  m.  Sadie  E.  Poe ;  p.  tobacco  mf r.,  18  yrs. ;  o.  interior  decorator 
and  dealer  in  carpets,  rugs,  etc.  Address:  612  W.  Gaston  St.,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. 

LinnEy,  Frank  ArmEield  :  b.  June  29,  1874;  e.  Aug.,  1891,  Taylors- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  3^2  yrs. ;  m.  Mary  Hessie  Matheson ;  p.  solicitor  13th 
judicial  district,  8  yrs.;  chmn.  republican  state  exec,  com.;  candidate 
for  Congress,  1914;  o.  attorney-at-law.     Address:  Boone,  N.  C. 

LinnEy,  James  Ceayborne:  b.  Jan.  19,  1868;  e.  1891,  York  Insti- 
stute,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Nettie  B.  Collins ;  p.  att'y-at-law ;  prin.  of 
schs.,  Richland,  N.  C,  Hamilton,  N.  C,  Lincolnton,  N.  C,  Moravian 
Falls,'  N.  C,  Blountville,  Tenn.,  Taylorsville,  Ga.,  Willacoochee,  Ga. ; 
o.  prin.  high  sch.    Address:  Willacooche,  Ga. 

McCaneess,  Charles  Enoch  :  b.  Feb.  20,  1870 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Trin- 
ity, N.  C;  Ph.  B.,  '91;  A.M.,  (Harvard);  studied  law  at  Vander- 
bilt  Univ. ;  m.  Helen  Virginia  Jones ;  p.  prin.  Walkertown  high  sch., 
Murray  school  (Asheville,  N.  C.)  ;  headmaster  Rock  River  Military 
Academy,  Dixon,  111.;  teacher  English  and  math.,  Dallas  (Tenn.),  high 
sch.;  o.  principal  Lincoln  School.  Address:  703  Johnstone  Ave., 
Bartlesville,  Okla. 

McCoy,  Frank  Lee:  b.  Sept.  17,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  LaGrange, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  B.  S.,  Ph.  D.  (Univ.  Tenn.)  ;  m.  Janie  Brown ; 
o.  prin.  Riverside  Military  Academy    Address:  Gainesville,  Ga. 

McCracken,  Jacob  Hoi/f:  b.  July  15,  1865;  e.  Jan.,  1888,  Cedar 
Grove,  N.  C;  t.  2y2  yrs.;  A.M.,  '93  (Rutherford  Coll.);  m.  Lula 
Ann  Woods ;  p.  prin.  Caldwell  Inst.,  7  yrs. ;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf .,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.  since  1897;  o.  pastor,  Central  Church.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

McCrary,  John  Raymond  :  b.  Apr.  23,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Lexing- 
ton, N.  C;  A.  B.,  '91;  A.M.,  (Michigan  Univ.);  m.  Mary  Tatum;  p. 
mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1897;  referee  in  bankruptcy;  alderman  of  Lex- 


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ington,  4  yrs. ;  pres.  Daniel  Boone  Memorial  Asso. ;  o.  attorney-at-law. 
Address:  Lexington,  N.  C. 

McLarty,  Emmett  Kennedy:  b.  Apr.  17,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Mon- 
roe, N.  C;  A.  B.,  '95;  B.  D.  (Vanderbilt)  ;  D.  D.,  '14;  m.  Mary  Whit- 
mel  Brown;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1898;  o. 
pastor,  Tryon  St.  Church.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Makepeace,  Chas.  R.:  b.  May  20,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  Franklinville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Kate  Amelia  Salisbury ;  o.  architect  and  mill  engi- 
neer.   Address:  Providence,  R.  I. 

Mangum,  Addison  Goodloe  :  b.  Jan.  24,  1868 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Flat 
River,  N.  C. ;  t.  */>  yr.,  (law)  ;  m.  Annie  Walton;  p.  mem  N.  C.  legis- 
lature, 1907-08 ;  trustee  Univ.  N.  C. ;  o.  attorney-at-law ;  Co.  and  city 
att'y.    Address:  Gastonia,  N.  C. 

Mann,  James  Emory:  b.  Aug.  14,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Greensboro, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '90 ;  p.  with  C.  F.  &  Y.  V.  Ry. ;  A.  C.  L.  Ry. ;  o.  with 
Southern  Ry.    Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Mann,  Jefeerson  Davis  :  b.  Dec.  22,  1861 ;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Bynum, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Eva  Leona  Woodburn ;  p.  director  High  Point 
Savings  Bank  &  Trust  Co. ;  sec.-treas.  Mann  Drug  Co. ;  o.  druggist. 
Address:  High  Point,   N.  C. 

Mason,  Charles  North:  b.  Aug.  1,  1854;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Newport, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  78;  M.  D. ;  m.  Bettie  O.  Fearrington;  p.  chmn.  co.  board 
of  education;  o.  physician.    Address:  Harlowe,  N.  C. 

Massey,  Lucius  S. :  b.  Dec.  16,  1865 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Durham,  N.  C. ; 
B.  D.,  '91;  m.  Mary  Anderson;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. 
since  1891;  o.  editor,  Raleigh  Christian  Advocate.  Address:  Raleigh, 
N.  C. 

Mauney,  Charles  Junius  :  b.  Feb.  28,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Yadkin 
Falls,  N.  C;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  graduated  from  Md.  Coll.  of  Pharmacy,  1896; 
m.  Margie  Atkins;  o.  druggist.    Address:  Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Mauney,  James  Monroe:  b.  Dec.  28,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1884,  Milledge- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  3^4  yrs.;  m.  Nolie  Florence  Burt;  p.  justice  of  peace, 
sec.  sch.  board;  o.  merchant,  farmer.    Address:  New  London,  N.  C. 

Mayer,  Robert  Andrew  :  b.  June  18,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Charlotte, 
N.  C. ;  Ph.  B.,  '96;  m.  Mina  Caldwell  Brem ;  p.  salesman  and  ass't.  mgr. 
Mayer  Gro.  Co.;  o.  insurance.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Maytubby,  Joseph  S. :  b.  1870;  e.  Sept,  1892,  Boggy  Depot,  I.  T. ; 
'96;  m.  Theodosia  A.  Kemp;  o.  farmer  and  stock-raiser.  Address'. 
Wapanucka,  Okla. 

Mercer,  Saul  Erastus:  b.  Apr.  2,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Howellsville, 
N.  C;  A.  B,  '96;  m.  Ethel  Thompson;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf,  M.  E.  Ch, 
S.  since  1896;  o.  pres.  Carolina  Coll.    Address:  Maxton,  N.  C. 


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Merritt,  William  Calhoun:  b.  Feb.  27,  1866;  e.  Jan.,  1890,  Way 
Cross,  N.  C. ;  t.  3J^  yrs. ;  m.  Mary  L.  Woodley;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1893;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Rich  Square,  N.  C. 

Miller,  Frank  Marvin:  b.  Aug.  1,  1874;  e.  Aug.,  1890,  Goldsboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Julia  Herring;  o.  mgr.  Southern  Cotton  Oil  Co. 
Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Miller,  Kerr  Lynn:  b.  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Statesville,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Nannie  May  Shelton ;  p.  rural  mail  carrier ;  o.  U.  S. 
mail  service.    Address:  Statesville,  N.  C. 

Mock,  John  Herman:  b.  Feb.  5,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Thomasville, 
N.  C,;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Slover  Guion;  o.  physician.  Address: 
Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Montgomery,  C.  Richmond:  b.  Nov.  29,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Con- 
cord, N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  p.  druggist;  o.  traveling  salesman.  Address: 
Concord,  N.  C. 

Moore,  Ulysses  C. :  b.  July  16,  1866;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Ararat,  Va. ; 
t.  2Y2  yrs.;  LL.  B.,  '98  (Univ.  Tenn.)  ;  m.  Rosa  Burnett;  p.  sec.  co. 
election  board;  mem.  board  of  education;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address: 
Lawton,  Oklahoma. 

Moose,  Jacob  Robert  :  b.  July  28,  1864 ;  e.  Jan.,  1888,  Oxford,  N.  C. ; 
B.  D.,  '92;  m.  Mary  M.  Durham;  p.  joined  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.  in  1892;  o.  missionary;  presiding  elder,  Seoul  District.  Address: 
Seoul,  Korea. 

MoylE,  Samuel  Thomas:  b.  Mar.  19,  1864;  e.  Aug.,  1887,  Gold- 
hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  3l/2  yrs.;  m.  Flora  Mclver  Boddie;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1892;  o.  pastor,  Raeford.    Address:  Raeford,  N.  C. 

Newsom,  Larry  Edward  :  b.  May  6,  1862 ;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Lucama, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Julia  Deans ;  p.  teacher,  traveling  salesman,  clerk ; 
o.  farmer  and  carrier  for  rural  delivery.    Address:  Lucama,  N.  C. 

Nichols,  Rhodes  Edmond:  b.  July  27,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Dayton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  M.  D. ;  m.  Anner  E.  Chandler;  p.  physician;  mem. 
board  co.  commissioners ;  examiner  for  several  life  ins.  cos. ;  o.  phy- 
sician.   Address:  Gorman,  N.  C. 

Oliver,  Daniel  Upton  :  b.  June  10,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Pine  Level, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Sallie  A.  Braswell;  o.  merchant  and  planter.  Ad- 
dress :  Pine  Level,  N.  C. 

Parker,  Thomas  Anson:  b.  Aug.  14,  1870;  e  .Sept.,  1890,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  unmarried;  p.  local  minister,  M.  E.  Ch.,  South;  o. 
farmer.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C.    R.  F.  D.  No.  5. 

Parrish,  Eugene  S.:  b.  July  18,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Archdale,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1  term;  o.  cigar  dealer.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 


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Pate,  James  Patrick:  b.  Feb.  7,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Goldsboro, 
N.  C;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Effie  V.  Thayer;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M  E.  Ch., 
S.  since  1892;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Whiteville,  N.  C. 

Patrick,  James  Eliakim  :  b.  Feb.  11,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Institute, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  M.  D.,  in  1900;  m.  (1)  Maud  Jenkins,  (2)  Virginia 
Moore;  o.  physician.    Address:  Raeford,  N.  C. 

Payne,  Bruce  R. :  b.  Feb.  18,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Morganton,  N. 
C;  A.  B.,  '96,  A.M.,  '99,  Ph.D.  (Colum.  Univ.);  m.  Lula  Carr;  p. 
prin.  Morganton  High  School;  teacher  Durham  High  School;  prof. 
William  and  Mary  Coll. ;  prof.  Univ.  of  Va. ;  o.  pres.  George  Peabody 
College  for  Teachers.    Address:  Nashville,  Tenn. 

Pegram,  George  Braxton  :  b.  Oct.  24,  1876 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.  '95;  m.  Florence  Bement;  p.  teacher,  Trinity  High  School 
1895-7;  librarian,  Trinity  Coll,  1897-8;  prin.  Roxboro  Acad.  1898-9; 
graduate  student  Columbia  Univ.  1899-1903 ;  assistant,  tutor,  instructor, 
asst.  prof.,  associate-prof,  of  physics,  Columbia  Univ.;  Tyndall  Fellow 
in  physics,  1907-8;  magnetic  observer  U.  S.  Coast  and  Geodetic  Sur- 
vey in  summers,  1903-6;  o.  associate-prof,  of  Physics,  Columbia  Univ. 
Address :  Livingston  Ave.,  Riverdale,  New  York  City. 

Pepper,  James  Clarendon  :  b.  Feb.  17,  1872 ;  e.  Nov.,  1887,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Margaret  Carr;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Trinity, 
N.  C. 

Perry,  John  Sidney:  b.  June  26,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t  .1  term.;  m.  Nena  Roslin  Pool;  o.  wholesale  grocer.  Address: 
Durham,  N.  C. 

Phieer,  Braxton:  b.  Aug.  18,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Monroe,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '94;  o.  cotton  dealer.    Address:  Little  Rock,  Arkansas. 

Peyeer,  Conrad  A. :  b.  Apr.  9,  1859 ;  e.  Sept.,  1881,  Wild  Cat,  S.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '83 ;  m.  Charlotte  Hodges ;  p.  prin.  rural  graded  schools ;  o. 
teacher.    Address :  Lancaster,  S.  C. 

PlyeEr,  Aeva  Washington:  b.  Sept.  14,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  States- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  B.  D.,  '92,  Student  at  Chicago  Univ. :  m.  Grace  Davis 
Barnhardt;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1892;  pre- 
siding elder  and  pastor;  o.  pastor  Lexington  Methodist  Church.  Ad- 
dress :  Lexington,  N.  C. 

Peyler,  Marion  Timothy:  b.  Sept.  14,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  States- 
ville,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '92;  A.M.,  '97;  M.  A.,  '05  (Univ.  of  N.  C.)  ;  student 
Univ.  of  Chicago;  m.  Epia  Duncan  Smith;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.  since  1892;  pastor  and  presiding  elder;  trustee  Greensboro 
Coll.  for  Women;  mem.  Gen'l  Conf.  1914;  director  and  sec.  and  treas. 
Raleigh  Advocate  Co.;  o.  presiding  elder  of  Raleigh  District.  Address: 
Raleigh,  N.  C. 


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Poole,  Robert  Troy  :  b.  Sept.  30,  1872 ;  e.  Feb.,  1894,  Capel's  Mills, 
N.  C;  A.B.,  '97;  m.  (1)  Bertha  May  Pulliam,  (2)  Bessie  Pulliam; 
p.  county  supt.  of  schools,  Montgomery  County;  mem.  of  General  As- 
sembly, 1909;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Troy,  N.  C. 

Price,  Joseph  Frederick  :  b.  Mar.  8,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Dillsboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Julia  Hughes;  p.  mem.  Ala.  Conf.  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. 
since  1894;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Georgiana,  Ala. 

RapER,  Albert  Sidney:  b.  Dec.  24,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Enterprise, 
N.  C. ;  t.  yrs. ;  m.  Ada  Olivia  Spaugh ;  p.  member  of  W.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1897;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Raper,  Charles  Lee:  b.  Mar.  10,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  High  Point, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '92;  Ph.D.  (Columbia  Univ.);  m.  Hennetta  Fort  Wil- 
liams ;  p.  inst.  in  Trinity  Coll.  1892-3 ;  prof,  in  Greensboro  Female 
Coll.  1894-8;  lecturer  in  Columbia  Univ.  1900-1;  o.  prof  of  Economics 
and  Dean  of  Graduate  School,  Univ.  of  N.  C.  Address:  Chapel  Hill, 
N.  C. 

Ratledge,  John  Thomas:  b.  Apr.  9,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Calahaln, 
N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Susie  Dalton;  p.  mem.  of  W.  N.  C.  Conf.  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.  since  1894;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Mooresville,  N.  C. 

Reid,  Fuller  L. :  b.  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Greensboro ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m. 
Sallie  Scott  Williams ;  p.  druggist  and  salesman ;  o.  salesman  and  divi- 
sion manager.    Address:  Troutville,  Va. 

Reid,  Numa  RainE:  b.  Aug.  30,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Wentworth, 
N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  m.  Fannie  Haller  Williams ;  p.  book-keeper,  newspaper 
reporter  in  Danville,  Va. ;  hotelist.    Address:  Wentworth,  N.  C. 

Richardson,  Julius  Benton:  b.  May  12,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  bookkeeper,  salesman,  traveling  salesman;  o. 
salesman.     Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Riddick,  Nathaniel  J.:  b.  Jan.  26,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Gatesville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Jayney  S.  Martin ;  p.  lumber  business  in  California, 
Washington  and  Oregon;  commercial  traveler  in  Kansas  and  Missouri; 
o.  general  merchandise  and  farming.  Address:  Gatesville,  R.  F.  D.  to 
Merchant  Mills,  N.  C. 

Rives,  George  E. :  b.  Sept.  10,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Goldston,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  term ;  p.  teacher,  1894-05 ;  rural  mail  carrier  1905-8 ;  o.  railroad 
agent.    Address:  Goldston,  N.  C. 

Robbins,  William  M. :  b.  Dec.  23,  1864 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Gladesboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Fannie  Winecoff;  p.  mem.  of  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1893;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Brevard,  N.  C. 

Rodgers,  Jesse  Pinckney:  b.  Feb.  19,  1866;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Enock- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  B.  D.,  '92;  m.  Lottie  Burrage;  p.  prin.  Belwood  Institute, 


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1892-6;  agent  Children's  Home,  3  yrs. ;  mem.  of  W.  N.  C.  Conf.  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1892;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Canton,  N.  C. 

Rogers,  Benjamin  Winston:  b.  Aug.  19,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1892, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  2j4  yrs.;  o.  real  estate  and  insurance.  Address: 
Mt.  Airy,  N.  C. 

Rose,  Edward  Eugene:  b.  Mar.  20,  1866;  e.  Sept.,  1887;  t.  2y2  yrs.; 
m.  Maggie  Waller  Umstead;  p.  mem.  of  N.  C.  Conf.  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. 
since  1891;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Conway,  N.  C. 

Rose,  W.  L.:  b.  Aug.  11,  1834;  e.  Sept.,  1853,  Fayetteville,  N.  C; 
t.  4  yrs.;  p.  with  Bank  of  State  of  N.  C;  volunteer  in  Confederate 
army;  merchant.    Address:  Wadesboro,  N.  C. 

Rountree,  Eugene  Charles  :  b.  Aug.  22,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Kin- 
ston,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Elizabeth  Cleapor ;  p.  fire  insurance  at  Kin- 
ston,  1894-10;  South-Eastern  underwriters  Ass'n  at  Atlanta,  1910-15; 
o.  special  agent  of  fire  insurance.     Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

RumlEy,  Julian  Leecraft:  b.  Jun.  14,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Beau- 
fort, N.  C. ;  B.  D.,  '92;  m.  Mary  Louise  Haskett;  p.  mem.  of  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1892;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Fremont,  N.  C. 

Rowe,  Gilbert  Theodore:  b.  Sept.  10,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Monroe; 
A.B.,  '95;  D.  D.,  '14;  S.  T  D.  Temple  Univ.;  m.  Caroline  Pearl  Bos- 
tian;  p.  prof.  Hendrix  Coll.  1895-6;  mem.  of  W.  N.  C.  Conf.  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.  since  1896;  pastor  and  presiding  elder;  mem.  of  boards  of 
trustees  of  Trinity  Coll.  and  Greensboro  Coll.  for  Women;  o.  pastor. 
Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Rowland,  William  Thaddeus  :  b.  Dec.  30,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1889, 
Middleburg,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Ida  Beardsley;  o.  dist.  manager  of 
Mutual  Life  Insurance  Co.    Address:  Middleburg,  N.  C. 

Scarborough,  Rueus  Baxter:  b.  June  13,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Mt. 
Gilead,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Edna  Baldwin ;  p.  salesman,  book- 
keeper; o.  merchant.    Address:  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. 

Schoonover,  John  S. :  b.  July  14,  1868 ;  e.  Sept.,  1889 ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m. 
Stativa  Place;  p.  vice-pres.  Monroe  Co.  Nat.  Bank;  o.  treasurer  S.  & 
B.  Telephone  Co.    Address:  Stroudsburg,  Penn. 

Sessoms,  William  Troy:  b.  June  10,  1870;  e.  Jan.,  1888,  Stedman, 
N.  C. ;  Ph.  B.,  '92;  m.  Miss  Ellsworth;  o.  book-keeper  and  cashier. 
Address:  606  Cantegral  St.,  Dallas,  Texas. 

Sharpe,  John  Allen:  b.  Dec,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Stem,  N.  C. 
A.  B.,  '98 ;  rn.  Daisy  Courtney ;  p.  teacher,  cotton  mill  supt. ;  o.  editor 
Lumberton  Robesonian,  publisher.     Address:  Lumberton,  N.  C. 

Sherrill,  Frank  Cebern  :  b.  May  10,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Doolie,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mollie  Barnette;  o.  manufacturer.  Address:  Cornelius, 
N.  C. 


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Shinn,  James  Franklin  :  b.  Aug.  25,  1867 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  George- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '94 ;  m.  Annette  Corinn  Harris ;  o.  manufacturer. 
Address:  Norwood,  N.  C. 

Smoot,  Thomas  Arthur  :  b.  Mar.  6,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Moores- 
ville,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '95;  D.  D.,  (Randolph-Macon);  m.  Leila  Gilchrist 
McGirt;  p.  headmaster  Trinity  High  School,  1895-7;  prof,  physics  and 
chemistry,  Greensboro  Female  College,  1898-1900;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  1900-10;  transferred  to  Va.  Conf.,  in  1910,  stationed  at 
Epworth  Church,  Norfolk;  o.  pastor,  Centenary  Church,  Richmond. 
Address:  112  N.  5th  St.,  Richmond,  Va. 

Stamper,  E.  N.:  b.  July  12,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1881;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Sallie 
Ann  Crow;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Cherokee,  N.  C. 

Stanford,  James  Townsend  :  b.  Sept.  26,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Mt. 
Tirzah ;  A.  B.,  '97 ;  m.  Addie  Blanche  Flythe ;  p.  prin.  Coll.  Inst.,  Hook- 
erton,  N.  C,  1897-8;  prin.  Malboro  High  School,  1898-9;  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1899;  o.  minister.  Address:  Williamston, 
N.  C. 

Starling,  George  Washington  :  b.  July  17,  1862 ;  e.  Sept.,  1888, 
Goldsboro,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Maggie  Lee  Starling;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1890;  o.  minister.    Address:  Zebulon,  N.  C. 

Stewart,  Henry  Dixon  :  b.  Jan.  5,  1872 ;  e.  Aug.,  1887,  Monroe,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '92;  m.  lone  Shell  Wolfe;  p.  surgeon  S.  A.  L.  Railway  for 
8  yrs. ;  co.  supt.  of  Health  for  Union  Co. ;  o.  physician  and  surgeon. 
Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Stewart,  Plummer:  b.  July  13,  1870;  e.  Jan.,  1892,  Stevens,  N.  C; 
Ph.  B.,  '94;  m.  Annie  Harrell ;  p.  county  supt.  of  Education  of  Union 
County,  1899-1900;  mem.  of  General  Assembly,  1913-14;  o.  attorney-at- 
law.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  R.  P.:  b.  Oct.  7,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Hookerton,  N.  C; 
t.  1J/2  yrs.;  o.  bookkeeper.    Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

Thomas,  Charles  Robert:  b.  Aug.,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Thomas- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  m.  Susie  Virginia  Perkins ;  o.  registered  drug- 
gist.   Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Thompson,  George  A. :  b.  Mar.  25,  1848 ;  e.  Jan.,  1868 ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m. 
Corina  Keeran.    Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Thompson,  Bryant  Carson:  b.  June  18,  1864;  e.  Jan.,  1891,  Camer- 
on, N.  C. ;  t.  2  terms;  m.  Lily  V.  Jordan;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.  since  1892;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Thorne,  Silas  Owens  :  b.  Jan.  7,  1876 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Littleton,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '98 ;  p.  General  Fire  Extinguisher  Co.,  in  Charlotte,  Atlanta, 


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New  Orleans,  since  1900;  o.  manager  New  Orleans  General  Fire  Ex- 
tinguisher Co.    Address:  New  Orleans,  La.,  Box  242. 

Turner,  Joseph  Pinkney:  b.  Dec.  18,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Cool 
Springs,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Med.  Soc. ;  mem.  Amer.  Med. 
Ass'n. ;  mem.  Med.  Section  Amer.  Life  Con.;  director  Jefferson  Stand- 
ard Life  Ins.  Co.;  o.  Med.  Director  Jefferson  Standard  Life  Insurance 
Co.    Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Tuttle,  Robert  J.  Gamewell  :  b.  Feb.  2,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Hart- 
land,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '94;  m.  Janie  Gregory;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1894;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Tuttle,  George  Anson:  b.  Aug.  8,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Hartland, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Lenoir,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.  5. 

Umstead,  Henry  Vernon:  b.  Apr.  15,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Umbra, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  term;  m.  Hattie  Freeland;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Bahama, 
N.  C. 

Ware,  Sterling  Ansel:  b.  Oct.  4,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Ashland, 
N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  M.  D.,  (Univ.  of  Nashville);  m.  Claudia  A.  Neal; 
o.  merchant.    Address:  Elon  College,  N.  C. 

Weaver,  Charles  Clinton  :  b.  June  21,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Weaver- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '95 ;  student  Vanderbilt  Univ.  1895-96 ;  Ph.  D.,  '00 
(Johns  Hopkins  Univ.)  ;  m.  Florence  Stacy;  p.  pres.  Rutherford  Coll., 
1900-03;  pres.  Davenport  Coll.  1903-10;  o.  pres.  Emory  and  Henry  Coll. 
Address:  Emory,  Va. 

Webb,  Albert  Shipp  :  b.  Mar.  1,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Denver,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '96;  m.  Meta  C.  Stimson ;  p.  prin.  Rich  Square  High  School  and 
Readeland  Acad. ;  supt.  Maxton  Graded  School ;  o.  supt.  Concord 
Graded  School.    Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Weeks,  William  Jesse:  b.  Jan.  4,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Southport, 
N.  C. ;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  m.  Irene  Thompson;  p.  8  yrs.  in  U.  S.  L.  S.  S. 
station;  o.  proprietor  tonsorial  parlor.    Address:  Southport,  N.  C. 

Westbrook,  John  Hardy:  b.  Sept.  14,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Faison, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Ella  Boney;  o.  manager,  Southern  Cotton  Oil  Co. 
Address:  Rocky  Mount,  N.  C. 

Williams,  Rufus  Eugene:  b.  Feb.  16,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Gates- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  terms;  p.  prin.  Ormondsville  High  School,  Gates- 
ville  Academy,  Belhaven  Graded  School;  o.  assistant  postmaster.  Ad- 
dress: Gatesville,  N.  C. 

Willieord,  Benjamin  B. :  b.  Mar.  10,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Rocky 
Mt.,  N.  C;  t.  1  term;  m.  Irene  E.  Hart;  p.  railroad  contractor;  o. 
merchant.    Address:  Rocky  Mount,  N.  C. 

Willis,  Walter  Herbert:  b.  Apr.  13,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  New 
Bern,  N.  C. ;  B.  D.,  '92;  m.  Bernice  Bagby;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  and  W.  N. 


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C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  since  1892;  pastor  and  presiding  elder;  o. 
pastor.    Address:  Mt.  Airy,  N.  C. 

Waus,  Robert  Henry:  b.  Dec.  1,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Goldsboro, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '93;  m.  Annie  Blanchard;  p.  mem.  of  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.  since  1893;  Conf.  missionary  sec;  mem.  General  Board  of  Mis- 
sions; sec.  N.  C.  Conf.;  o.  presiding  elder  of  Warrenton  District. 
Address:  Littleton,  N.  C. 

Woodward,  George  Washington:  b.  June  12,  1845;  e.  Sept.,  1862, 
Fayetteville,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Delia  Estelle  White ;  o.  city  clerk. 
Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Woodward,  George  Jackson  :  b.  Jan.  IS,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  1  term ;  m.  Annie  Rosalind  Rountree ;  o.  bookkeeper. 
Address:  Greenville,  N.  C. 

Woodward,  John  Lisbon:  b.  July  15,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Richlands, 
N.  C. ;  Ph.  B.,  '94;  m.  Lila  McFarland;  p.  supt.  Whiteville  Graded 
Schools ;  supt.  Jonesboro  High  School ;  supt.  Lucama  Graded  Schools ; 
supt.  Rock  Hill  and  Lumber  Bridge  High  Schools ;  licensed  to  practice 
law;  o.  teacher.    Address:  Lumber  Bridge,  N.  C. 

Wyche  James  Eugene:  b.  Nov.  24,  1850;  e.  Mar.,  1869;  t.  3  yrs.; 
p.  station  agent;  express  agent;  W.  U.  Tel.  operator  until  1902;  o.  real 
estate  dealer.    Address:  Thomas ville,  N.  C. 


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HOW  THE  FIRST  STATE  NORMAL  SCHOOL 
BECAME  TRINITY  COLLEGE 

EUGENE  C.  BROOKS,  '94 

Braxton  Craven  became  a  local  Methodist  preacher  before 
Normal  College  was  founded.  He  was  first  a  preacher  of  the 
gospel ;  hence  he  is  recollected  best  by  his  students  because  of 
his  morning  talks  to  students.  He  was  a  great  classroom  lec- 
turer likewise,  and  his  talks  on  natural  philosophy,  mental  phi- 
losophy, and  political  economy  are  reviewed  even  today  by 
his  students  who  took  full  notes  on  his  recitations.  He  was  a 
student  of  educational  questions ;  hence  his  efforts  to  secure 
better  training  for  teachers.  Moreover,  he  was  profoundly 
concerned  over  the  work  of  the  Methodist  church,  and  he 
sought  to  improve  the  young  preachers  and  to  provide  suitable 
training  for  them.  This  led  him  in  1851,  the  year  Normal 
College  was  chartered,  to  make  a  proposition  to  the  Methodist 
conference  in  Salisbury  "to  educate  without  charge  young 
men  preparing  for  the  ministry." 

PRESIDENT  CRAVEN  TAKES  THE  FIRST  STEP 

Bishop  Asbury,  the  father  of  American  Methodism,  labor- 
ed zealously  for  nearly  a  half  a  century  to  perfect  the  organi- 
zation of  the  church  "and  to  establish  schools."  He  wrote, 
preached,  and  traveled  in  the  interest  of  schools.  It  was  his 
desire  to  see  a  good  Methodist  school  in  every  conference ;  and 
before  he  died  (1816),  he  saw  high  schools  and  colleges  estab- 


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lished  in  many  states  in  the  Union.  Virginia  and  North  Caro- 
lina had  high  schools  but  no  college  in  which  ministers  might 
be  trained.  A  few  years  after  Bishop  Asbury's  death  the  con- 
ferences of  these  two  states  began  to  take  interest  in  higher 
education,  and  in  1830  Randolph-Macon  College  of  Virginia 
was  organized  by  the  two  conferences  and  located  near  the 
boundary  line  of  the  two  states.  That  institution  was  very 
convenient  to  the  Methodists  of  eastern,  and  especially  north- 
eastern, Carolina.  Therefore,  when  Braxton  Craven  offered 
in  1851  to  educate  without  charge  young  men  preparing  for  the 
ministry  he  was  throwing  down  the  gauntlet  to  Randolph- 
Macon  College.  It  is  unfortunately  true  that  well-established 
educational  institutions  are  unfriendly  as  a  rule  to  the  found- 
ing of  similar  institutions.  They  frequently  look  upon  them 
as  rivals  and  competitors.  However,  the  conference  accepted 
the  proposition  of  President  Craven  and  appointed  annually 
thereafter  a  board  of  visitors  ;  and  Rev.  A.  S.  Andrews,  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Conference  was,  upon  request  of  the  Conference, 
appointed  to  the  chair  of  English  literature  in  Normal  College. 
It  should  be  borne  in  mind  that  "English  Literature"  in  1851 
embraced  the  English  bible  and  ancient  and  modern  history. 
The  following  entry  appears  in  the  minutes  of  the  Con- 
ference held  in  Pittsboro,  November  1-14,  1854:  "Rev. 
B.  Craven,  President  of  Normal  College,  presented  a  report  on 
the  condition  of  the  College,  which  was  referred  to  the  com- 
mittee on  education."  The  following  is  a  copy  of  so  much  of 
the  report  as  relates  to  Normal  College: 

"This  young  and  flourishing  institution,  though  not  under  our 
immediate  control,  is  nevertheless  to  all  practical  purposes  Methodis- 
tical.  It  is  in  a  healthy  and  prosperous  condition.  The  number  of 
matriculates  for  the  past  year  is  one  hundred  and  ninety-eight,  a  con- 
siderable increase  over  the  last  year.  The  financial  state  of  the  insti- 
tution is  satisfactory,  the  income  being  sufficient  to  meet  all  necessary 
expenditures.  Its  location  is  healthy,  its  terms  of  tuition  and  board 
remarkably  cheap,  and  its  religious  and  moral  tones  of  unquestionable 
character.  It  has  a  competent  and  efficient  faculty,  philosophical, 
chemical,  and  astronomical  apparatus  of  the  best  kind,  a  large  and  valu- 
able museum,  an  extensive  and  well-selected  library,  and  all  appliances 
and  facilities  for  an  extensive  and  thorough  course  of  instruction,  and 


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its  cheapness  renders  it  available  to  all  classes.  We  therefore,  com- 
mend Normal  College  to  the  cordial  support  of  all  true  lovers  of 
sanctified  knowledge." 

The  minutes  of  the  same  conference,  however,  show  that 
the  conference  endorsed  the  work  of  Randolph-Macon  College 
and  commended  it  likewise  to  the  Methodists  of  North  Caro- 
lina. 

I  have  shown  in  a  previous  article  that  Normal  College 
was,  at  this  time,  a  state  institution.  But  it  was  customary  at 
that  time  for  other  states  to  appropriate  public  money  to  de- 
nominational colleges  and  to  exercise  an  oversight  of  the  work 
of  such  institutions.  In  fact  that  policy  is  still  pursued  in 
some  states  even  today.  Although  Normal  College  was  char- 
tered primarily  as  a  teacher-training  institution,  the  state 
made  no  appropriation  to  it ;  and  President  Craven  was  learn- 
ing to  rely  more  and  more  on  the  Methodist  church  for  pat- 
ronage and  encouragement,  and  North  Carolina  Methodism 
was  drawing  closer  to  Normal  College. 

THE    NORTH    CAROLINA    AND    VIRGINIA    CONFERENCES    DISAGREE 

Normal  College  and  the  North  Carolina  Conference  were 
drawing  together  because  (1)  the  state  was  unwilling  to  ap- 
propriate money  for  normal  training,  and  the  entire  expense 
was  met  by  the  institution;  (2)  a  serious  hostility  to  Randolph- 
Macon  College  was  developing  as  the  result  of  an  old  feud  that 
still  existed  between  Dr.  Charles  F.  Deems,  a  member  of  the 
North  Carolina  Conference,  and  President  Smith  of  Randolph- 
Macon  College. 

Dr.  Deems,  who  had  been  professor  of  logic  and  rhetoric 
at  the  University  of  North  Carolina  from  1842  to  1848,  be- 
came a  member  of  the  faculty  of  Randolph-Macon  College  in 
1848.  But  he  and  President  Smith  seriously  disagreed,  and 
Dr.  Deems  resigned  and  returned  to  North  Carolina.  In  1850 
he  was  elected  president  of  Greensboro  Female  College.  He 
filled  this  position  until  1854,  when  he  joined  the  North  Caro- 
lina Conference.  In  that  year  President  Smith  of  Randolph- 
Macon  came  before  the  North  Carolina  Conference  and  pre- 


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ferred  charges  against  Dr.  Deems.  The  conference  sustained 
Dr.  Deems.  The  next  year  (1855)  Dr.  Deems  appeared  before 
the  Virginia  Conference  and  preferred  charges  against  Presi- 
dent Smith.  That  conference  sustained  President  Smith. 
Nothing  was  settled:  the  two  conferences  took  different  views 
of  the  matter ;  and  bitterness  increased.  The  historian  of 
Randolph-Macon  College,  Richard  Irby,  Esq.,  refers  to  this 
"bitter  feud  culminating  in  the  alienation  of  many  friends  from 
each  other  and  the  North  Carolina  Conference  from  the  Col- 
lege." It  is  unquestionably  true  that  these  incidents,  and  the 
resulting  strained  relations  between  the  two  conferences  had 
much  to  do  with  shaping  the  educational  policy  of  the  North 
Carolina  Conference.  Moreover  it  is  certain  that  Dr.  Deems 
was  using  the  weight  of  his  influence  to  withdraw  the  patron- 
age of  the  North  Carolina  Conference  from  Randolph-Macon 
College;  and  before  the  next  North  Carolina  Conference  met 
another  step  was  taken  to  break  the  relations  with  Randolph- 
Macon  College. 

THE  BOARD  OE  TRUSTEES  OE  NORMAL  COLLEGE  TAKE  THE 
SECOND  STEP 

The  next  important  step  came  in  1856  from  the  Board  of 
Trustees  of  Normal  College,  as  the  following  minutes  show : 

"October  10,  1856. 
"Trustees  met  according  to  adjournment,  J.  H.  Robbins  Chairman 
and  B.  Craven  Secretary. 

"On  motion  the  following  resolutions  were  passed  unanimously : 

"That  if  the  North  Carolina  Conference  of  the  M.  E.  Church, 
South,  will  adopt  Normal  as  a  Conference  College,  and  authorize  the 
trustees  to  raise  $25,000,  then 

"1.  The  Conference  shall  henceforth  forever  have  the  power  to 
elect  Trustees  to  fill  vacancies  in  the  Board  of  Trustees,  this  election 
being  subject  to  the  approval  of  the  Board  of  Trustees. 

"2.  (The)  Conference  shall  appoint  a  visiting  committee  of  five 
members,  which  committee  shall  have  full  power  as  trustees  in  all 
internal  regulations,  and  shall  approve  all  appointments  in  the  faculty 
before  they  are  valid. 

"3.    B.  Craven  is  hereby  authorized  to  present  this  subject,  together 


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with  the  annual  report,  and  to  make  any  such  alterations  as  may  be 
thought  advisable. 

J.  H.  Robbins,  Chm. 

B.  Craven,  Sec." 

These  resolutions  were  presented  to  the  Conference  in 
session  at  Greensboro,  November  12-20,  1856,  together  with 
similar  resolutions  from  Olin  Institute,  and  were  referred  to  a 
special  committee  composed  of  the  following  members :  Wm. 
Closs,  R.  O.  Burton,  B.  I.  Carson,  J.  H.  Wheeler,  T.  S.  Camp- 
bell, and  R.  T.  Heflin.  Four  members  of  the  committee,  R.  O. 
Burton,  B.  I.  Carson,  J.  H.  Wheeler,  and  T.  S.  Campbell, 
brought  in  a  majority  report  against  accepting  the  propositions 
of  both  institutions,  saying  that  the  committee  "have  the  sub- 
ject under  consideration  and,  from  all  the  information  they 
have  been  able  to  obtain,  they  have  reached  the  conclusion 
that  it  is  inexpedient  for  the  Conference  to  accept  the  proposals 
at  the  present  time.  A  deep  solicitude  is  felt  on  the  part  of 
the  committee  in  behalf  of  both  these  institutions ;  they  are 
regarded  as  exerting  an  important  influence  in  favor  of  educa- 
tion and  our  common  Methodism.  Nevertheless,  the  commit- 
tee do  not  regard  the  church  in  the  bounds  of  this  conference 
at  the  present  time  in  circumstances  to  justify  this  body  in  tak- 
ing the  oversight  of  these  or  any  similar  institutes." 

As  soon  as  this  report  was  submitted,  the  other  two  mem- 
bers of  the  committee,  Wm.  Closs  and  R.  T.  Heflin,  editor  of 
the  North  Carolina  Advocate,  presented  a  minority  report,  as 
follows : 

Resolved    1.    That  we  accept  the  proposition  for  Normal  College. 

Resolved  2.  That  we  nominate  five  trustees  to  fill  present  vacan- 
cies, and  also  that  we  appoint  a  board  of  five  visitors,  which  board 
shall  see  that  the  trustees  of  Normal  College  execute  their  proposi- 
tions." 

The  substitute  was  adopted.  Charles  F.  Deems,  R.  T.  Hef- 
lin, D.  B.  Nicholson,  N.  H.  D.  Wilson,  and  Wm.  Barringer 
were  elected  trustees  of  Normal  College;  and  Wm.  Closs, 
N.  F.  Reid,  I.  T.  Wyche,  S.  M.  Frost,  and  Peter  Doub  were 
appointed  members  of  the  board  of  visitors. 


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the  north  carolina  conference  takes  the  third  step 

Soon  after  the  action  of  the  Conference  the  Board  of  Trus- 
tees of  the  College  called  a  special  meeting  (Dec.  5,  1856), 
accepted  the  action  of  the  Conference,  and  proceeded  in  good 
faith  to  execute  its  part  of  the  mutual  obligation.  At  the 
annual  meeting  of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  June  14,  1857,  the 
Board  of  Visitors  of  the  Conference  met  for  the  first  time 
with  the  trustees.  A  full  explanation  of  the  charter,  by-laws, 
organization,  and  the  relation  which  the  College  was  under- 
stood to  sustain  to  the  Conference  was  made;  and  all  seemed 
to  be  satisfactory  to  all  parties.  The  basis  upon  which  degrees 
should  be  conferred  was  clearly  stated.  The  president's  report 
was  very  gratifying  in  that  it  showed  that  the  College  was  out 
of  debt  except  the  debt  of  $10,000  to  the  state  literary  fund. 

President  Craven  was  a  local  preacher,  but  not  a  member  of 
the  Conference.  But  when  the  Conference  met  in  Goldsboro, 
December  2-11,  1857,  he  was  admitted  on  trial  and  was  ap- 
pointed president  of  Normal  College.  He  presented  to  the 
Conference  the  report  of  the  Board  of  Trustees.  At  the  same 
time  the  president  of  Randolph-Macon  College  made  a  report. 
Both  reports  were  referred  to  the  committee  on  education. 
Dr.  Craven's  report  was  adopted,  but  the  Randolph-Macon 
report  was  suppressed.  However,  a  minority  report  was  made 
to  the  Conference,  signed  by  two  members  of  the  committee 
that  had  formerly  reported  against  accepting  Normal  College 
as  a  conference  institution.    This  report  is  as  follows : 

"The  minority  of  the  committee  on  education  beg  leave  to  submit 
their  report  on  Randolph  Macon  College : 

"This  institution  is  the  oldest  college  in  the  Southern  Church.  It 
was  built  chiefly  by  the  co-operation  of  North  Carolina  and  Virginia 
for  the  benefit  of  each.  The  North  Carolina  Conference  has  an  equal 
number  of  trustees  with  the  Virginia  Conference.  The  institution 
is  enjoying  its  usual  prosperity;  and  its  financial  condition  is  encourag- 
ing. The  agent  during  the  past  conference  year  has  been  successfully 
laboring  to  secure  an  endowment  of  one  hundred  thousand  dollars, 
which  when  attained  will  secure  to  the  Conference  the  right  to  educate 
free  of  tuition  for  thirty  years." 


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The  minority  committee  then  submitted  the  following  reso- 
lution : 

"Resolved,  That  this  Conference  feel  interested  in  Randolph  Macon 
College  and  recommend  it  to  the  patronage  of  our  friends. 

(Signed)   B.  I.  Carson, 
R.  O.  Burton. 

On  motion  to  adopt  the  report  the  yeas  and  nays  were 
called  for,  and  the  vote  stood  as  follows :  yeas,  24 ;  nays,  54. 
Thus  ended  the  connection  of  the  North  Carolina  Conference 
with  Randolph-Macon  College.  However,  the  ghost  of  this 
old  union  was  to  rise  after  the  Civil  War  and  aid  in  splitting 
the  Methodist  church  asunder.  But  for  the  time  being  the 
enthusiasm  for  the  new  conference  institution  was  running 
high.  Braxton  Craven's  commanding  personality  was  perhaps 
the  greatest  factor  in  silencing  opposition  and  in  creating  gen- 
uine interest  in  the  new  church  institution. 

The  college  year,  1857-58,  was  the  most  prosperous  year 
in  the  history  of  the  institution.  The  faculty  had  been 
strengthened.  In  that  year  Professor  Gannaway  begun  his 
long  services  as  a  member  of  the  faculty.  The  number  of 
students  was  two  hundred  thirty-eight,  the  largest  then  in  the 
history  of  the  College.  Enthusiasm  was  running  high,  and  a 
brilliant  future  was  in  prospect.  New  buildings  were  needed 
for  dormitories,  libraries,  laboratories  and  lecture  rooms,  and 
a  better  supply  of  chemical  and  physical  apparatus  was  greatly 
in  demand.  The  trustees  and  board  of  visitors  voted  to  raise 
fifty  thousand  dollars,  and  elected  Rev.  J.  N.  Andrews  as 
agent  to  secure  donations  and  subscriptions  to  this  fund.  The 
following  resolution  was  also  adopted  at  that  meeting : 

"That  B.  Craven,  Dr.  Deems,  R.  T.  Heflin,  Dr.  Williamson,  J.  W. 
Thomas,  Dr.  Beckwith,  and  J.  C.  Blacker  be  appointed  a  committee 
to  make  application  to  the  next  legislature  to  change  the  name  of  the 
college  from  Normal  to ;  to  make  the  normal  feature  corres- 
pond with  other  colleges ;  and  to  make  such  changes  as  will  make 
the  charter  conform  to  the  conference  motions." 

Subsequently  the  committee  was  empowered  to  supply  the 
blank  above  and  give  another  name  to  the  institution.    It  was 


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Dr.  Deems  who  suggested  "Trinity,"  which  was  adopted  by 
the  committee  and  incorporated  in  the  new  charter. 

THE  GENERAL  ASSEMBLY   CHANGES  THE  CHARTER 

The  next  conference  met  in  Newbern,  December  8,  1858. 
A  committee  was  appointed  to  submit  the  title  of  the  land  to 
legal  advisers  and  obtain  a  written  opinion.  I  am  unable  to 
learn  whether  this  committee  ever  submitted  such  a  written 
opinion.  However,  before  the  Conference  adjourned,  the  fol- 
lowing resolution  was  adopted :  "That  no  difficulties  are 
now  in  the  way  to  prevent  an  active  and  hearty  work  in  raising 
the  fifty  thousand  dollars."  The  Conference  authorized  the 
bishop  to  appoint  two  agents,  and  J.  N.  Andrews  and  J.  B. 
Martin  were  assigned  to  that  work. 

The  last  step  in  transferring  the  College  to  the  Conference 
was  at  last  about  to  be  taken.  The  new  charter  that  had  been 
prepared  by  the  committee  was  presented  to  the  General  As- 
sembly in  1859.  Some  slight  modifications  were  made  and  the 
institution  was  legally  transferred,  February  16,  1859,  into  the 
hands  of  the  Conference.  The  Board  of  Trustees  of  Normal 
College  in  session  June  27,  1859,  received  the  report  of  the 
committee  appointed  to  secure  amendments  to  the  charter. 
Rev.  N.  H.  D.  Wilson  offered  the  following  resolution  which 
was  unanimously  adopted : 

"That  the  amendments  to  the  charter  of  Normal  College  passed 
by  the  last  legislature  of  the  State  be  and  the  same  are  hereby  accepted 
by  the  Board  of  Trustees  and  that  now  and  henceforth  we  are  to  be 
known  as  Trinity  College,  and  in  this  style  and  name  we  proceed  to 
transact  such  business  as  may  be  necessary  with  Jas.  E.  Williamson  as 
temporary  chairman  and  W.  S.  G.  Andrews  as  temporary  secretary." 

On  motion  of  Dr.  Deems  provisions  were  made  for  prepar- 
ing a  bond  to  the  Literary  Board,  with  sufficient  and  proper 
security,  binding  Trinity  College  in  the  sum  of  ten  thousand 
dollars  for  the  old  debt  of  Normal  College. 

Thus  Normal  College  became  Trinity  College.  The  prin- 
cipal changes  authorized  in  the  new  charter  were : 


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1.  A  change  of  name  from  Normal  College  to  Trinity- 
College. 

2.  A  cancellation  of  all  state  relations  in  the  operations 
of  the  College  and  the  withdrawal  of  the  power  to  grant  to 
students  certificates  of  proficiency  to  teach  in  the  public 
schools. 

3.  A  confirmation  of  the  church  relations  entered  into 
in  1856. 

The  first  catalogue  of  Trinity  College,  which  was  issued  in 
the  late  spring  or  early  summer  of  1859,  shows  that  a  few 
changes  were  made  in  the  courses.  The  group  of  courses  lead- 
ing to  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  is  the  same  as  that  pub- 
lished in  the  last  catalogue  of  Normal  College.  However, 
Normal  College  had  two  groups  of  courses,  the  classical  and 
the  English  groups.  The  latter  does  not  appear  in  the  Trinity 
College  catalogue.  This  was  the  course  that  was  taken  as  a 
rule  by  those  preparing  to  teach  in  the  public  school ;  and  since 
the  General  Assembly  had  repealed  that  section  of  the  old 
charter  giving  Normal  College  the  power  to  license  teachers, 
Trinity  College  dropped  from  its  catalogue  those  courses  that 
had  made  Normal  College  the  first  distinctly  teacher  training 
institution  in  North  Carolina. 

(For  much  of  the  material  in  this  article  I  am  indebted  to 
Professor  W .  H.  Pegram,  who  examined  the  minutes  of  the 
North  Carolina  Conference  and  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of 
Normal  College  and  the  history  of  Randolph-Macon  College. 
— E.  C.  B.)  ' 


THE  COLUMBIAN  LITERARY  SOCIETY 

B.  W.  BARNARD,  '15 

The  records  of  the  Columbian  Literary  Society  are  not 
complete.  There  are  three  distinct  gaps  in  the  preserved  min- 
utes:  1846  to  1848,  1852  to  1860,  and  1898-1911.  The  last 
and  longest  gap  is  probably  due  to  the  burning  of  the  records 
in  the  fire  which  destroyed  the  old  "Main  Building"  early  in 
1911. 

But  it  is  known  that  the  Society  was  organized  in  June, 
1846.  Information  of  the  immediately  preceding  events  is  not 
available  for  the  simple  reason  that  apparently  the  first  consti- 
tution and  the  minutes  for  the  first  two  years  have  not  been 
preserved.  What  is  definitely  known  to  be  the  second  consti- 
tution gives  a  few  rather  interesting  sidelights  upon  the  early 
organization  and  working  of  the  society.  This  second  consti- 
tution was  evidently  drawn  up  soon  after  the  formation  of  the 
Society,  certainly  before  1850;  and  the  following  preamble 
was  no  doubt  taken  bodily  from  the  original  constitution : 

"We,  the  students  of  Union  Institute,  aware  that  bodies  compact  are 
more  effective  than  individual  exertions,  and  for  the  purpose  of  mutual 
improvement,  do  hereby  form  ourselves  into  a  permanent  society  and 
ordain   the    following   articles   of   government." 

Further  on  we  find  it  stated,  "The  objects  of  this  society  shall 
be  to  promote  the  interests  of  literary  training,  especially  elo- 
cution, poetry,  and  fine  arts." 

One  feature  of  the  society  in  its  early  history  was  its  se- 
crecy. Although,  of  course,  the  meetings  are  not  today  open  to 
non-members,  the  original  society  probably  as  nearly  approach- 
ed a  local  literary  fraternity  as  it  did  what  we  know  as  the 
Columbian  Literary  Society  of  today.  The  ritual  used  in  the 
installation  of  officers  and  in  the  initiation  ceremonies  was 
appreciably  more  elaborate  than  what  exists  today. 

The  first  part  of  each  meeting  was  devoted  to  a  rather  im- 
posing ritualistic  conversation  entered  into  by  the  president, 
vice-president,  secretary,  treasurer,  and  librarian.    The  general 


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trend  of  the  conversation  had  to  do  with  the  value  of  literary- 
society  work,  the  means  for  developing  a  well-rounded  man, 
etc.  The  last  of  each  meeting  was  particularly  unique.  To  quote 
the  speech  of  the  president:  "Are  all  in  perfect  harmony? 
All  shall  rise,  and  if  in  harmony  shall  fold  their  arms  on  their 
breasts.  But  if  any  are  offended,  their  arms  will  hang  by  their 
sides.  If  any  are  offended,  the  matter  must  be  settled  before 
adjournment,  or  the  member  who  will  not  settle  shall  be 
suspended  until  he  does." 

The  term  of  office  was  six  weeks,  and  the  officers  were  re- 
quired to  wear  "suitable  badges  of  office"  while  the  society 
was  in  session.  The  meetings  were  held  at  two  o'clock  in  the 
afternoon  until  1850,  when  they  were  held  at  "early  candle 
light."  In  view  of  the  brief  time  alloted  to  the  speakers  today, 
the  statement  that  "no  member  shall  speak  more  than  thirty 
minutes  without  permission  from  the  president"  appears  very 
liberal. 

The  minutes  for  the  first  meeting  of  which  there  is  record 
available  are  dated  June  16,  1848.  On  the  same  page  is  what 
is  apparently  the  conclusion  of  the  minutes  for  the  preceding 
meeting.  The  entry  is  distinctive  enough  to  justify  quotation 
in  full: 

"Resolved,  That  J.  F.  Byerly  be  the  lecturer  at  the  next  meeting. 
R.  F.  Trogden,  Samuel  Whitherst  and  J.  A.  Monk  will  read  compo- 
sitions. 

"Mr.  W.  P.  Pugh  was  appointed  in  the  place  of  Mr.  Byerly  as 
lecturer. 

"The  question  for  the  next  meeting  reads  as  follows : 

"Is  it  requisite  to  the  accomplishing  of  an  English  Education  that 
we  study  the  dead  languages?" 

"The  society,  having  met  according  to  adjournment,  the  lecture 
having  been  delivered  and  the  composition  having  been  read,  proceeded 
to  elect  officers.  Mr.  Wm.  M.  Robbins  was  elected  president;  J.  F. 
Perdue  was  elected  vice-president;  T.  A.  Burked,  Secretary.  W.  W. 
Styron,  A.  V.  Wilson,  and  ^L.  Rush  were  appointed  to  write  composi- 
tions. Furthermore  D.  M.  Thorn  was  chosen  to  be  our  next  lecturer 
for  the  next  meeting.  The  vote  on  the  question  was  then  taken  in 
favor  of  the  dead  languages,  10  to  7.  P.  S.  I  forgot  to  say,  that  the 
question  was  taken  up. 

"Whether  the  strength  and  permanency  of  the  government  of  the 
U.  States  would  be  increased  by  an  extension  of  territory  or  not?" 


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Several  subjects  picked  at  random  from  the  minutes  tend 
to  throw  light  on  the  nature  of  the  questions  discussed.  "Which 
is  the  most  injury  to  the  U.  States,  a  miser  or  a  spendthrift?" 
Decided  against  the  spendthrift  by  a  majority  of  five.  "Would 
it  be  better  for  a  man  to  marry  before  twenty-one  or  after  he 
is  thirty?"  was  decided  in  favor  of  marrying  before  twenty- 
one  by  a  vote  of  nine  to  seven.  In  1860  and  1861  respectively 
these  questions  were  discussed :  "Should  the  education  of  the 
female  mind  be  equal  to  that  of  the  opposite  sex?"  and  "Is 
offensive  war  ever  justifiable  under  any  circumstances?"  The 
latter  question  was  discussed  September  6,  1861,  only  a  few 
months  after  the  attack  on  Fort  Sumter  and  the  opening  of  the 
Civil  War. 

There  are  many  who  bewail  the  passing  of  the  good  old 
days  when  oratory  spread  its  iridescent  splendor  from  the 
four  corners  of  the  earth,  and  impassioned  speakers  extolled 
the  virtues  of  everything  in  general  as  they  made  the  welkin 
ring.  The  following  extract  from  cold  impersonal  minutes 
suggests  only  faintly  the  treat  that  the  Columbians  enjoyed 
August  9,  1850:  "The  reporter  came  forward  and  delivered 
a  most  thrilling  address  upon  the  subject  of  perseverance,  in 
which  he  pointed  out,  in  vivid  colouring,  burnished  hope, 
adorned  with  golden  locks  and  clothed  in  garments  as  soft  and 
pure  as  the  lovely  moonbeam." 

The  ambitious  program  for  the  society  was  voiced  again 
in  the  revised  constitution  of  1887 :  "We,  the  members  of  the 
Columbian  Literary  Society,  that  we  may  insure  order,  admin- 
ister justice,  provide  for  the  common  protection  of  members, 
promote  individual  welfare,  and  secure  true  success,  which 
is  the  concomitant  of  a  well  organized  and  governed  body,  do 
ordain,  enact,  and  establish  the  following  constitution  and 
by-laws."  At  the  same  time  the  term  of  office  was  changed  to 
correspond  practically  with  the  term  today.  "The  election  and 
installation  of  officers  shall  include  the  last  two  meetings  in 
each  grade  except  the  treasurer,  who  shall  be  chosen  at  the 
regular  elections  of  the  second  and  fourth  grades."  The  term 
"grade"  merely  had  reference  to  what  was  practically  a  quar- 


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ter-term,  because  the  scholastic  year  was  divided  into  four 
parts  of  approximately  nine  weeks  each.  The  present  quarter- 
ly election  of  officers  is  a  survival  of  that  old  influence. 

For  the  first  five  years  of  the  existence  of  the  society  it 
was  the  only  organization  of  its  kind  in  college.  (The  Hes- 
perian Society  was  not  organized  until  1851.)  Naturally  it 
played  a  rather  prominent  part  in  college  activities.  To  quote 
from  the  catalogue  of  1849 :  "The  Columbian  Society  annual- 
ly selects  a  speaker,  who  delivers  an  address  at  the  close  of  the 
summer  session.  This  is  a  flourishing  society,  has  a  small 
library,  and  is  rapidly  increasing." 

The  mention  of  the  library  leads  to  the  remark  that  for 
some  years  the  society  had  its  own  separate  and  distinct  library. 
The  society  elected  its  librarian,  who  kept  a  complete  record  of 
all  books  taken  out  by  the  members.  September  24,  1850,  the 
library  contained  thirty-two  volumes :  among  them  Burke's 
Works,  three  volumes ;  Ecclesiastical  History;  Dry  den's 
Virgil,  volume  two;  Ancient  Israelites;  Josephus'  Works; 
Phrenology ;  and  Intellectual  Philosophy.  It  can  readily  be 
seen  that  the  diversity  of  the  library  corresponded  quite 
well  with  the  extensiveness  of  scope  of  the  society.  By  April 
5,  1851,  there  were  forty-four  volumes;  and  on  the  first  of 
October,  the  same  year,  the  number  had  increased  to  fifty-nine. 
Several  years  later  the  two  literary  societies  merged  their 
libraries,  and  later  the  books  were  absorbed  by  the  college 
library.  Today  one  frequently  runs  across  an  old  book  marked 
"Donated  by  the  Columbian  Literary  Society." 

Of  primary  importance  is  the  part  that  the  Society,  in  con- 
junction with  the  Hesperian  Society,  played  in  founding  and 
supporting  various  college  publications.  The  first  record  of 
activity  of  this  nature  appears  to  be  October  30,  1881.  The 
minutes  of  the  meeting  held  on  that  date  tell  that  D.  N. 
Farnell  and  R.  A.  Whitaker  were  elected  editors,  and  G.  F. 
McRae  was  elected  business  manager,  from  the  Columbian  So- 
ciety, of  a  paper  to  be  known  as  the  College  Herald.  The  fol- 
lowing quotations  taken  from  the  minutes  are  largely  self- 
explanatory  : 


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"The  object  of  this  paper  shall  be  the  cultivation  of  all  those  arts 
and  talents  which  give  effect  and  force  to  journalism;  to  give  the  gen- 
eral news  of  the  College  and  to  promote  the  best  interest  of  both 
societies  and  the  College. 

"The  officers  of  this  paper  shall  consist  of  four  editors,  two  to  be 
chosen  from  each  society;  and  two  managers,  one  to  be  chosen  from 
each  society." 

Just  how  far  toward  fruition  this  rather  ambitious  under- 
taking went  is  not  very  apparent.  The  appearance  of  the 
Trinity  Magazine  soon  thereafter  under  an  identical  system  of 
management  leads  one  to  think  that  the  idea  of  publishing  a 
paper  broadened,  or  rather  merged,  into  the  plans  for  a  month- 
ly magazine.  This  Trinity  Magazine  was  published  with  spas- 
modic success  for  about  three  years  ending  in  the  first  part  of 
the  calendar  year  1884.  The  failure  of  the  undertaking  joint- 
ly managed  by  the  two  societies  was  probably  due  to  the  com- 
parative smallness  of  the  College  and  the  lack  of  unified  di- 
rection and  control  behind  the  venture.  At  all  events,  January 
3,  1884,  a  representative  of  the  faculty  appeared  in  the  Co- 
lumbian hall  and  announced  that  by  decision  of  the  faculty  the 
publication  of  the  Trinity  Magazine  would  cease  after  the  next 
issue. 

The  story  of  the  beginning  of  the  Archive  reads  very  much 
like  that  of  its  more  unfortunate  predecessor,  the  Trinity  Mag- 
azine. In  the  minutes  of  the  Columbian  Society  for  September 
2,  1887,  the  following  entry  appears :  "Mr.  Burkhead  moved 
that  we  appoint  a  commitee  to  consult  with  Prof.  Armstrong 
for  the  purpose  of  establishing  a  college  magazine.  It  was 
carried,  and  the  president  appointed  as  a  committee  Messrs. 
Raper,  Helms,  and  T.  M.  Jones." 

The  new  enthusiasm  instilled  into  the  College  life  by  a 
change  in  administration,  materially  aided  by  the  personal  di- 
recting influence  and  encouragement  of  Professor  Armstrong, 
then  newly  elected  head  of  the  English  department,  was  suffi- 
cient guarantee  for  the  success  of  the  new  publication.  The 
first  issue  was  dated  November,  1887.  The  responsibility  for 
the  magazine  is  shown  in  the  following  advertisement :  "The 
responsibility  of  publication  is  undertaken  by  the  two  literary 


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societies.  The  two  managers  and  ten  editors  are  chosen  out  of 
their  members."  Under  this  arrangement  J.  S.  Bassett  from 
the  Hesperian  Society  and  G.  N.  Raper  from  the  Columbian 
Society  were  elected  the  first  editors.  All  departments  were 
edited  by  one  Columbian  and  one  Hesperian.  This  two-society 
arrangement  continued  in  force  until  January,  1894.  During 
the  remainder  of  that  scholastic  year,  1893-4,  the  manage- 
ment was  nominally  in  the  hands  of  the  students.  Beginning 
with  1894-5  the  successive  senior  classes  have  had  charge  up 
to  the  present  time. 

The  next  activity  of  the  two  societies  with  reference  to 
periodical  publications  came  in  the  fall  term  of  1905-06,  and 
resulted  in  the  establishment  of  the  Trinity  Chronicle,  the  pres- 
ent weekly  newspaper.  Apparently  the  minutes  of  the  Colum- 
bian Society  for  the  period  in  question  are  destroyed.  As  a 
result,  the  inside  facts  of  the  steps  leading  up  to  this  venture 
are  not  available.  This  quotation  from  the  first  editorial  of 
the  newly  established  Chronicle,  dated  December  19,  1905,  is 
to  the  point : 

"To  best  represent  the  student-foody  as  a  whole,  then,  its  future 
was  placed  in  the  hands  of  the  Columbian  and  Hesperian  Literary- 
Societies  of  Trinity  College,  with  the  result  that  four  men  from  each 
society  were  elected  to  compose  its  board  of  control.  This  board  elected 
the  staff  of  the  paper  and  straightway  published  its  first  issue." 

H.  G.  Foard,  '06,  Hesperian  and  first  editor,  and  U.  N. 
Hoffman,  '07,  Columbian  and  first  associate  editor,  editor 
1906-07,  were  the  real  founders  of  the  publication.  From  the 
first  until  now  the  Chronicle  has  been  backed  and  controlled 
by  the  two  societies  on  the  plan  outlined  in  the  editorial 
quoted. 

To  pass  from  the  Society  as  it  has  been  to  a  brief  descrip- 
tion of  it  as  it  is  ought  to  present  facts  no  less  interesting  to  the 
alumni  of  the  College.  At  present  the  membership,  including 
the  twenty-seven  members  taken  in  so  far  this  year,  is  ninety- 
two.  The  present  officers  are :  J.  H.  Grigg,  president ;  G.  W. 
H.  Britt,  vice-president;  A.  B.  Farmer,  secretary;  L.  C.  Allen, 
treasurer;  and  J.  H.  Burrus,  chief  tribune.     The  mention  of 


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the  last  office  suggests  a  feature  of  the  Columbian  Society  that 
is  unique,  i.  e.,  the  tribunal.  The  tribunal  is  a  court  consisting 
of  a  chief  tribune  and  two  associates  who  sit  immediately  fol- 
lowing adjournment  of  the  regular  society  "for  the  trial  of  all 
cases  of  violations  of  the  constitution,  by-laws,  and  regula- 
tions." Before  this  court  the  censor  and  marshal  act  as  prose- 
cuting officers. 

As  has  been  the  custom  for  several  years,  three  medals  are 
given  annually.  "A  gold  medal  may  be  presented  to  the  mem- 
ber who  shall  be  adjudged  the  best  debater  in  the  society,  the 
senior  class  being  reserved  as  the  committee  on  decision.  The 
J.  F.  Bivins  medal,  whose  value  shall  not  be  less  than  ten  dol- 
lars, is  awarded  to  that  member  of  the  freshman  class  who 
shall  be  adjudged  to  have  made  the  best  record  in  debating 
during  the  scholastic  year,  the  junior  class  being  the  committee 
on  decision."  The  Barbour  medal  is  given  to  the  junior  or 
senior  who  in  the  estimation  of  the  sophomore  class  has  done 
the  best  work  in  oratory  during  the  year. 

The  program  at  each  meeting  consists  primarily  of  two 
orations,  a  debate  with  five  speakers  on  each  side,  general  de- 
bate open  to  all,  general  orations  open  to  all,  and  impromptu 
speaking  by  several  members  on  topics  of  current  interest  sug- 
gested by  the  president.  The  Society,  with  its  sister  society, 
continues  to  hold  a  prominent  place  in  the  life  of  the  College. 
In  addition  to  the  particular  training  furnished  the  speakers 
in  the  public  debates  and  oratorical  contests,  men  are  given 
practical  executive  ability  which  makes  them  more  useful  in 
other  college  activities  than  they  would  otherwise  have  been. 
The  Columbian  Society  can  look  back  on  an  interesting  past 
which  leads  to  a  useful  present  and  gives  full  promise  of  a 
future  worth  while.  May  her  motto  be  kept  clean  always  and 
burnished  by  the  active  labors  of  her  sons :  "ingenium  usu 
splendescit." 

Now  will  be  taken  up  a  statistical  survey  of  the  share  and 
respective  contributions  of  the  Columbian  and  Hesperian  so- 
cieties with  reference  to  the  three  principal  forensic  events  of 
the  college  year,  namely,  the  Wiley  Gray  contests,  the  interso- 


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ciety  debates,  and  the  inter-collegiate  debates.  As  far  as  possi- 
ble a  complete  record  will  be  given,  with  society  designations 
accompanying. 

The  first  mention  of  the  Wiley  Gray  contest,  that  is,  the 
oratorical  contest  engaged  in  by  representatives  of  the  senior 
class  for  the  Wiley  Gray  medal  established  by  the  late  Robert 
T.  Gray  of  Raleigh  in  memorial  of  his  brother  and  now  con- 
tinued by  Mrs.  Gray,  the  first  of  these  contests  mentioned  in 
the  catalogues,  was  that  of  June,  1880.  Apparently,  then,  there 
have  been  thirty-six  contests.  Of  these  contests  records  are 
available  for  twenty-eight.  The  Columbians  have  had  thirteen 
winners  and  the  Hesperians  fifteen  winners  to  date.  The  year, 
name  of  winner,  and  society  designation  follow : 

1879-80 W.  B.  Dowd,  Hesperian(  ?) 

1880-81     

1881-82 B.  F.  Lane,  Hesperian(  ?) 

1882-83    

1884-85 J.  A.  Johnson,  Columbian 

1885-86 L.  P.  Skeen,  Hesperian(  ?) 

1886-87    

1887-88 George    N.    Raper,    Columbian 

1888-89 G.  T.   Adams,   Hesperian 

1889-90 A.  H.  White,  Hesperian 

1890-91 W.  B.  Lee,  Columbian 

1891-92 S.  J.  Durham,  Columbian 

1892-93 C.  E.  Turner,  Hesperian 

1893-94  

1894-95 

1895-96    

1896-97  

1897-98 Geo.  H.  Humber,  Columbian 

1898-99 H.  M.  North,  Hesperian 

1899-00 J.  M.  Culbreth,  Columbian 

1900-01 W.  A.  Lambeth,  Hesperian 

1901-02 E.  O.  Smithdeal,   Columbian 

1902-03 W.  W.  Peele,  Hesperian 

1903-04 H.  B.  Adams,  Columbian 

1904-05 E.  F.  Lee,  Columbian 

1905-06 S.  B.  Underwood,  Columbian 

1906-07 L.  M.  Peele,  Columbian 

1907-08 W.  A.  Stanbury,  Hesperian 


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1908-09 R.  C.  Goldstein,  Columbian 

1909-10 C.  S.  Warren,  Hesperian 

1910-11 H.  G.  Hedrick,  Hesperian 

1911-12 W.  G.  Sheppard,  Hesperian 

1912-13 Quinton  Holton,  Hesperian 

1913-14 E.  C.  Durham,  Hesperian 

1914-15 B.  W.  Barnard,  Columbian 

The  first  inter-society  debate  was  scheduled  to  take  place  in 
the  spring  of  1888-89.  The  teams  were  chosen  by  both  so- 
cieties, and  apparently  the  contest  was  in  a  fair  way  of  ma- 
terializing. On  the  contrary,  however,  the  following  rather 
colorless  announcement  appeared  in  the  Archive  for  April, 
1889:  "For  reasons  best  known  to  themselves,  the  Colum- 
bians, deeming  it  inexpedient  to  take  part  in  the  approaching 
public  debate,  have  withdrawn  from  the  contest." 

Beginning  with  the  next  year,  however,  annual  debates 
were  held  up  to  the  years  1898-99  and  1899-00.  Explanatory 
of  this  breach,  the  following  quotation  is  taken  from  a  current 
issue  of  the  Archive :  "Last  year  the  Hesperian  Society,  find- 
ing that  the  inter-society  debates  created  unnecessary  rivalry 
and  disturbed  the  spirit  of  brotherhood  in  the  student  body,  de- 
cided that  they  did  more  harm  than  good  and  so  were  no  longer 
desirable.  This  year  the  Columbian  Society  presented  a  chal- 
lenge which  the  Hesperians,  in  the  spirit  of  the  previous  year, 
declined." 

Then  in  reality  there  have  been  twenty-four  inter-society 
contests.  The  accompanying  statistical  review  shows  that  out 
of  the  twenty-three  decisions  recorded,  the  Hesperians  have 
won  thirteen  and  the  Columbians  ten. 

COLUMBIAN  HESPERIAN 

1888-89 

W.  I.  Cranford  L.  S.  Massey 

S.  J.  Durham  G.  T.  Adams 

W.  J.  Helms  E.  L.  Moffitt 

Debate  called  off. 


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1889-90 

COLUMBIAN  HESPERIAN 

W.  I.  Cranford  L.  S.  Massey 

R.  F.  Turner  J.  H.  Crowell 

S.  J.  Durham  D.  C.  Branson 

Columbia  won. 

1890-91 
Hesperia  won. 

1891-92 

F.  Armfield  Turner 
S.  J.  Durham                                 Willis 

Hesperia  won. 

1892-93 
J.  F.  Shinn  T.  A.  Smoot 

T.  T.  James  C.  E.  Turner 

Hesperia  won. 

1893-94 
P.  T.  Durham  T.  A.  Smoot 

Phil  Stewart  W.  Fox 

Columbia  won. 

1894-95 
P.  T.  Durham 

G.  T.  Rowe 

No  judges. 

1895-96 
J.  F.  Bivins  S.  E.  Mercer 

G.  H.  Humber  O.  S.  Newlin 

Columbia  won. 

1896-97 
J.  F.  Totten  S.  S.  Dent 

S.  A.  Stewart  J.  M.  Flowers 

Hesperia  won. 

1897-98 
G.  H.  Humber  H.  M.  North 

S.  A.  Stewart  Gibbons 

Columbia  won. 

1898-99 
No  contest. 


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1899-00 

COLUMBIAN  HESPERIAN 

No  contest. 

1900-01 
L.  W.  Crawford  L.  P.  Howard 

Webb  Giles 

Columbia  won. 

1901-02 
G.  H.  Smith  J.  P.  Frizzelle 

W.  S.  Lowdermilk  W.  G.  Parker 

Hesperia  won. 

1902-03 

W.  S  .Lowdermilk  M.  E.  Newsom 

W.  P.  Budd  W.  A.  Thomas 

Columbia  won. 

1903-04 
C.  J.  Harrell  C.  R.  Warren 

E.  F.  Lee  E.  O.  Cole 

Columbia  won. 

1904-05 

J.  A.  Morgan  W.  G.  Jerome 

S.  B.  Underwood  C.  R.  Warren 

Hesperia  won. 

1905-06 

C.  E.  Phillips  A.  L.  Wissburg 

H.  E.  Spence  Holland  Holton 

Hesperia  won. 

1906-07 
G.  M.  Daniel  H.  C.  Doss 

F.  S.  Love  A.  L.  Wissburg 

Columbia  won. 

1907-08 
R.  L.  Ferguson  T.  M.  Grant 

G.  W.  Vick  C.  S.  Warren 

Hesperia  won. 

1908-09 
J.  W.  Burgess  W.  G.  Matton 

A.  M.  Proctor  C.  O.  Fisher 

Hesperia  won. 


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COLUMBIAN  HESPERIAN 

1909-10 
Ward  W.  A.  Cade 

S.  S.  Alderman  H.  M.  Ratcliffe 

Hesperia  won. 

1910-11 
J.  R.  Davis  Q.  Holton 

R.  M.  Patterson  W.  G.  Sheppard 

Hesperia  won. 

1911-12 
A.  W.  Byrd  Quinton  Holton 

W.  J.  Hayes  James  Cannon,  III 

Hesperia  won. 

1912-13 

W.  F.  Starnes  James  Cannon,  III 

A.  W.  Byrd  H.  B.  Hill 

B.  F.  Dalton  W.  B.  Ruark 

Columbia  won. 

1913-14 
H.  E.  Myers  H.   B.  Hill 

J.  H.  Grigg  J.  W.  Carr,  Jr. 

B.  W.  Barnard  G.  S.  Sexton,  Jr. 

Columbia  won. 

1914-15 

J.  H.  Grigg  David  Brady 

J.  S.  Cox  W.  R.  Shelton 

G.  W.  H.  Britt  J.  H.  Small,  Jr. 

Hesperia  won. 

The  inter-collegiate  debating  activities  began  in  1897-98 
with  a  series  of  five  annual  debates  with  Wake  Forest.  Of 
the  forty-seven  men  who  have  taken  part  in  inter-collegiate 
debates,  as  shown  below,  twenty-six  were  Hesperians  and 
twenty-one  Columbians.  It  will  be  observed  that  Mr.  W.  A. 
Cade  (H.)  is  the  only  man  who  had  the  honor  of  representing 
the  College  in  four  inter-collegiate  contests.  Messrs.  L.  P. 
Howard  (H.),  E.  O.  Cole  (H.),  E.  J.  Londow  (C),  and  H. 
M.  Ratcliffe  (H.)  appeared  in  three  debates.  Messrs.  S.  A. 
Stewart  (C),  John  M.  Flowers  (H.),  J.  P.  Frizzelle  (H.), 
B.  S.  Womble  (H.),  A.  W.  Horton  (H.),  G.  M.  Daniel  (C), 


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C.  O.  Fisher  (H.),  W.  F.  Starnes  (€.),  James  Cannon,  III 
(H.),  G.  S.  Sexton,  Jr.  (H.),  and  B.  W.  Barnard  (C.)  ap- 
peared in  two  debates  each.  Thus  the  twenty-six  Hesperian 
debaters  have  in  reality  filled  forty-one  debating  positions  and 
the  twenty-one  Columbian  debaters  twenty-seven  more,  mak- 
ing a  total  of  sixty-eight  inter-collegiate  debaters  actually 
chosen  for  all  contests.  The  following  summary  gives  the 
College  debating  record  since  the  first  contest : 

1897-98 

TRINITY— WAKE  FOREST 

J.  B.  Needham  (H),  S.  A.  Stewart  (C),  and  J.  M.  Flowers  (H). 

Wake  Forest  won. 

1898-99 

TRINITY— WAKE  FOREST 

H.  M.  North  (H),  S.  A.  Stewart  (C),  and  J.  M.  Flowers  (H). 

Trinity  won. 

1899-00 

TRINITY— WAKE  FOREST 

J.  M.  Flowers  (H),  S.  A.  Stewart  (C),  and  S.  S.  Dent  (H). 

Wake  Forest  won. 

1900-01 

TRINITY— WAKE  FOREST 

J.  F.  Liles  (H),  F.  S.  Carden  (C),  and  W.  H.  Wannamaker  (H). 

Trinity  won. 

1901-02 

TRINITY— WAKE  FOREST 

L.  P.  Howard  (H),  W.  H.  Brown  (C),  and  C.  L.  Hornaday  (H). 

Wake  Forest  won. 

1902-03 

TRINITY— EMORY 

L.  P.  Howard  (H),  J.  P.  Frizzelle   (H). 

Trinity  won. 

1903-04 

TRINITY— EMORY 

L.  P.  Howard   (H),  J.  P.  Frizzelle  (H). 

Emory   won. 


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1904-05 

TRINITY— EMORY 

E.  O.  Cole   (H),  E.  F.  Lee  (C). 

Emory  won. 

1904-05 
TRINITY— RANDOLPH-MACON 

B.   S.  Womble    (H),  G.  H.   Smith    (C). 
Randolph-Macon  won. 

1905-06 
TRINITY— VANDERBILT 

W.  G.  Jerome  (H),  E.  O.  Cole   (H). 
Trinity   won. 

1905-06 

TRINITY— RANDOLPH-MACON 

B.  S.  Womble  (H),  C.  J.  Harrell  (C). 

Randolph-Macon  won. 

1906-07 

TRINITY— VANDERB ILT 

E.  O.  Cole    (H),  Holland  Holton    (H). 

Trinity  won. 

1906-07 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY  OF  TENNESSEE 

A.  W.  Horton  (H),  E.  B.  Hobgood  (C). 

Trinity  won. 

1907-08 

TRINITY— VANDERBILT 

A.  W.  Horton  (H),  L.  Herbin  (H). 

Vanderbilt  won. 

1907-08 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY  OF  TENNESSEE 

G.  M.  Daniel  (C),  E.  W.  Knight  (C). 

Trinity  won. 

1908-09 
TRINITY— SEWANEE 
G.  W.  Vick   (C),  G.  M.  Daniel   (C). 
Sewanee  won. 


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1909-10 

TRINITY— SEWANEE 
A.  M.  Proctor    (C),   C.  O.  Fisher    (H). 
Debate  called  off — Sewanee  debater  sick. 

1910-11 

TRINITY— SEWANEE 

C.  O.  Fisher  (H),  E.  J.  Londow  (C). 

Sewanee  won. 

1910-11 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 

J.  N.  Aiken   (H),  R.  G.  Cherry  (C),  W.  A.  Cade   (H). 

Swarthmore  won. 

1911-12 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 
E.  J.  Londow  (C),  W.  A.  Cade  (H),  H.  M.  Ratcliffe  (H). 

Trinity  won. 

1911-12 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY  OF  SOUTH  CAROLINA 

W.  A.  Cade  (H),  E.  J.  Londow  (C),  H.  M.  Ratcliffe  (H). 

South   Carolina  won. 

1912-13 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 
W.  F.  Starnes    (C),  James  Cannon,  III   (H),  W.  A.  Cade    (H). 

Trinity  won. 

1912-13 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY  OF  SOUTH  CAROLINA 

Quinton  Holton  (H),  J.  R.  Davis  (C),  H.  M.  Ratcliffe  (H). 

Trinity  won. 

1913-14 

TRINITY— UNIVERSITY  OF  SOUTH  CAROLINA 

H.  E.  Myers  (C),  G.  S.  Sexton,  Jr.  (H),  B.  W.  Barnard  (C). 

Trinity  won. 

1913-14 

TRINITY— WASHINGTON  AND  LEE 

James  Cannon,  III  (H),  J.  R.  Davis  (C),  W.  F.  Starnes  (C). 

Trinity  won. 


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1914-15 

TRINITY— SWARTHMORE 

G.  S.  Sexton,  Jr.   (H),  A.  B.  Farmer   (C),  B.  W.  Barnard  (C). 

Swarthmore  won. 

1914-15 

•  TRINITY— WASHINGTON  AND  LEE 

D.  Brady   (H),  J.  H.  Grigg  (C),  W.  R.  Shelton   (H). 

Washington  and  Lee  won. 

There  remains  yet  one  feature,  purely  Columbian,  that  may 
be  of  interest;  namely,  a  fairly  accurate  list  of  the  presidents 
and  vice-presidents  of  the  Society  from  1848  down  to  the 
present  time.  Several  gaps  are  unavoidable  because  of  the 
incomplete  records : 


PRESIDENTS 

W.  M.  Robbins 
Erz  Brush  (?) 
R.  H.  Eaton 


J.  H.  Tatum 

T.  L.  Troy 

D.  C.  Johnson 

N.  W.  Thomasson 

Wm.  Armfield 

D.  M.  Thorn 

N.  C.  Terel 

J.  Maston 

L.  Johnson 

J.  J.  Crabb 

C.  M.  Anderson 


H.  B.  McDuffie 

D.  M.  Thorn 
A.  C.  Speer 
T.  Whittington 
W.  N.  Armfield 

E.  D.  Wright 
A.  S.  Hoover 
D.  F.  Leach 


1848 


1849 


1850 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 

T.  O.  Harris 
E.  A.  Hawkins 
J.  F.  Perdue 

T.  L.  Troy 

B.  F.  Bell 
D.  M.  Thorn 
J.  McTintich 
T.  L.  Troy 
Aaron  C.   Speer 

C.  M.  Anderson 
A.  C.  Speer 

D.  L.  Thorn 

C.   M.  Anderson 
A.  C.  Speer 


A.  S.  Hoover 
W.  N.  Armfield 
L.  Johnson 
R.  F.  Armfield 

R.  H.  Eaton 
M.  D.  Wood 
T.  W.  D.  L.  F.  Pearson 


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PRESIDENTS 

1851 
J.  W.  Payne 
T.  W.  D.  L.  F.  Pearson 
H.  G.  Merritt 
J.  L.  Wright 
E.  D.  Wright 
V.  M.  Holderby 


1852 


L.  Johnson 


No  further  record  until  the  following 

1860 
C.  C.  Hines 
R.  A.  Walters 


1861 


H.  F.  Grainger 
R.  D.  McCotter 
C.  W.  Ogburn 
R.  D.  McCotter 
A.  C.  Blackburn 

A.  D.  Pitts 
W.  D.  Wallace 
E.  H.  Tapscott 

E.  H.  Tapscott 
L.  W.  Perdue 
L.  W.  Perdue 
J.  A.  Arthur 


E.  H.  Tapscott 
J.  H.  Patterson 
J.  R.  Jernigan 


1862 


1863 


1864 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J.  L.  Wright 
S.  D.  Peeler 
J.  H.  T.  Brown 
D.  C.  Johnson 
C.  C.  Cole 
W.  M.  Picket 


A.  C.  Blackburn 
J.  D.  Pitts 


B.  Y.  Rayl 

C.  W.  Ogburn 

C.  W.  Ogburn 
H.  M.  Allford 


W.  D.  Wallace 
W.  H.  Jones 
B.  A.  Atkinson 


L.  W.  Perdue 
G.  W.  Woodward 
F.  O.  Hanley 
E.  H.  Tapscott 


J.  W.  Granger 


Next  recorded  meeting,  February  22,   1866. 

1866 


John  R.  Webster 
John  R.  Webster 


J.  C.  Brown 

Capt.  J.  F.  Heitman 


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PRESIDENTS 

W.  G.  Woods 
J.  F.  Heitman 
J.  F.  Heitman 
W.  A.  Webster 


J.  F.  Heitman 
J.  F.  Heitman 
J.  R.  Webster 

E.  T.  Jones 

J.  T.  LeGrand 
J.  D.  Pemberton 

S.  W.  Brown 
J.  R.  Pierce 
D.  E.  Bryant 

H.  W.  Norris 
W.  L.  Terry 
J.  A.  Worthy 

J.  A.  Turner 
W.  H.  Pegram 
Geo.  B.  Everette 

F.  M.  Simmons 
W.  W.  Staley 
L.  S.  Overman 


J.  C  Black 
B.  R.  Hall 

No  record  of  third  term. 

M.  A.  Gray 
Records  torn  out. 

D.  S.  Koonce 
D.  W.  Michael 


1867 


1868 


1869 


1870 


1871 


1872 


1873 


1874 


1875 


1876 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J.  F.  Heitman 
W.  A.  Webster 
J.  T.  LeGrand 
H.  C.  Thomas 


L.  B.  Young 
J.  C.  Brown 
W.  A.  Webster 


A.  J.  Ellington 
W.  A.  Flynt 
H.  B.  Adams 


F.  L.  Neid 

W.  F.  L.  Steeley 

O.  H.  Allen 

A.  J.  Ellington 
T.  W.  Wellborn 
J.  A.  Munroe 

L.  L.  Doub 
C.  F.  Emery 
C.  F.  Emery 

W.  H.  Pegram 

B.  F.  Long 
N.  C.  English 


W.  W.  Staley 
W.  R.  Odell 


A.  D.  Brooks 


D.  W.  Michael 
L.  C.  Caldwell 


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PRESIDENTS 

D.  S.  Koonce 
J.  D.  Kernodle 
C.  N.  Mason 


Joe  Kinsey 
R.  B.  Clark 
G.  W.  Koonce 

J.  C.  Harris 
E.  W.  Davis 
D.  E.  Perry 

G.  T.  Sikes 
P.  Holland 
R.  H.  Brown 


R.  H.  Brown 
P.  Holland 
D.  N.  Farnell 
K.  F.  Foscue 

G.  F.  McRae 
R.  A.  Whitaker 
W.  S.  Clark 
W.  H.  Nicholson 


T.  P.  Wynn 
W.  D.  Keech 
A.  E.  Wynn 

A.  M.  Stack 

B.  G.  Marsh 


J.  M.  Sikes 
W.  T.  Cheatham 
R.  M.  Whitaker 
W.  J.  Exum 


1877 


1878 


1879 


1880 


1881 


1882 


1883 


1884 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J.  D.  Kernodle 
D.  S.  Koonce 
W.  C.  Ingram 

J.  J.  Partridge 
G.  W.  Koonce 
D.  B.  Reinhart 


H.  E.  Morris 
J.  A.  Edwards 
E.  W.  Davis 


W.  D.  Griffin 
R.  H.  Brown 
P.  Holland 


D.  N.  Farnell 

D.  N.  Farnell 
K.  F.  Foscue 
R.  A.  Whitaker 

K.  F.  Forscue 
B.  C.  Beckwith 
W.  D.  Keech 
F.  M.  Shamburger 

M.  A.  Smith 

P.  A.  Snider 
B.  G.  Marsh 

E.  S.  Gunn 

J.  A.  Johnson 
A.  Cheatham 
W.  J.  Exum 
J.  A.  Carpenter 


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PRESIDENTS 

A.  Cheatham 
S.  O.  Andrews 

C.  L,.  Jenkins 
J.  A.  Bell 

J.  A.  Carpenter 
W.  P.  Andrews 
J.  Hathcock 

J.  Hathcock 

D.  C.  Roper 
W.  A.  Barrett 
G.  N.  Raper 

J.  C.  Montgomery 
W.  J.  Helms 
J.  F.  Jones 


W.  J.  Helms 
E.  K.  Wolfe 
S.  A.  Stevens 
R.  F.  Turner 


1885 


1886 


1887 


1888 


1889 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 

J.  A.  Bell 
Dred  Peacock 
G.  O.  Andrews 
G.  O.  Andrews 


W.  P.  Andrews 
Dred  Peacock 
W.  P.  Andrews 


D.  C.  Roper 
G.  N.  Raper 
G.  N.  Raper 
J.  A.  Ragan 

F.  M.  Jones 
J.  F.  Jones 
W.  J.  Helms 

S.  E.  Koonce 
R.  F.  Turner 
S.  E.  Koonce 
W.  F.  Wood 


W.  F.  Wood 
L.  E.  Koonce 
W.  B.  Lee 
T.  C.  Daniels 


1890 


L.  A.  Stevens 
E.  K.  Wolfe 
D.  A.  Houston 
R.  L.  Durham 


W.  I.  Cranford 
D.  H.  Houston 

C.  L.  Raper 

D.  T.  Edwards 


1891 


W.  H.  Jones 
R.  L.  Durham 
S.  T.  Barber 
E.  T.  Bynum 


S.  J.  Durham 
F.  Armfield 
James  Shinn 
W.  C.  Merritt 


1892 


H.  D.  Stuart 
W.  I.  Cranford 
T.  T.  James 
T.  T.  James 


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PRESIDENTS 

T.  T.  James 
C.  W.  Edwards 
E.  T.  Dickinson 
B.  Phifer 


E.  T.  Dickinson 
R.  S.  Howie 
P.  T.  Durham 
G.  T.  Rowe 


B.  H.  Black 

F.  S.  Aldridge 
J.  F.  Bivins 

J.  C.  Hall 

J.  H.  Separk 
L.  M.  Carlton 

G.  H.  Humber 
M.   T.   Dickinson 


J.  F.  Totten 

T.  W.  Crawford 

D.  L.  Littlejohn 

G.  H.  Humber 
R.  B.  Etheridge 


1893 


1894 


1895 


1896 


1897 


1898 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 

Jas.  F.  Shinn 
D.  C.  Johnson 
B.  Phifer 
P.  Stewart 


D.  C.  Johnson 
J.  B.  Koonce 

E.  K.  McLarty 
R.  B.  Crawford 


R.  O.  Fry 

J.  H.  Separk 
J.  C.  Hall 
F.  H.  Brooks 


R.  A.  Mayer 
J.  T.  Totten 
M.  T.  Dickenson 
T.  M.  Carlton 


M.  T.  Dickenson 
D.  L.  Littlejohn 
L.  W.  Crawford 


D.  L.  Littlejohn 
L.  C.  Nicholson 


No  records  from  1898-99  to  the  spring  term  1905-06,  but  the  fol- 
lowing officers  have  been  found  from  various  sources : 


1903-04 


W.  P.  Budd 

W.   S.  Lowdermilk 

H.  B.  Adams,  Jr. 

Angier  B.  Duke 

E.  F.  Lee 

N.  S.  Ogburn 


1904-05 


J.  C.  Richardson 


E.  F.  Lee 


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PRESIDENTS 

C.  J.  Harrell 
J.  A.  Morgan 
C.  R.  Pugh 
S.  B.  Underwood 


1905-06 


1906-07 


L.  B.  Pendergraph 
H.  E.  Spence 
C.  Q.  Stewart 
C.  E.  Phillips 

F.  S.  Love 
J.  B.  Sidbury 
S.  A.  Richardson 
K.  W.  Parham 


1907-08 


1908-09 


M.  A.  Briggs 
C.  L.  Bivins 


C.  C.  Cunningham 

A.  M.  Proctor 
Willis  Smith 

T.  H.  Wilkerson 

B.  L.  Phillips 

R.  D.  Korner 
H.  R.  Hunter 
L.  I.  Jafre 
W.  R.  Bell 

R.  G.  Cherry 
E.  J.  Londow 
R.  M.  Patterson 

C.  E.  Rozzelle 

S.  S.  Alderman 
A.  W.  Byrd 
K.  P.  Neal 
W.  M.  Edens 


1909-10 


1910-11 


1911-12 


1912-13 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 


C.  J.  Harrell 
F.  W.  Obarr 
A.  S.  Hobgood 


W.  A.  Bryan 

Frank  Culbreth 
L.  P.  Wilson 


J.  B.  Sidbury 
F.  S.  Love 
L.  F.  Brothers 
F.  S.  Love 


C.  L.  Bivins 
R.  C.  Goldstein 

M.  A.  Briggs 

G.  M.  Daniel 
T.  H.  Wilkerson 
W.  T.  Brothers 
Nathan  Wright 

L.  I.  Jafre 
W.  R.  Bell 
W.  G.  Gaston 
H.  R.  Hunter 

E.  J.  Londow 
R.  M.  Patterson 
C.  E.  Rozelle 
V.  A.  Moore 

K.  P.  Neal 
K.  P.  Neal 
J.  P.  Wynne 
M.  L.  Stuart 


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PRESIDENTS 

J.  R.  Davis 
W.  F.  Starnes 
B.  F.  Dalton 
M.  B.  Andrews 


H.  E.  Myers 
B.  W.  Barnard 
P.  G.  Farrar 
P.  E.  Greene 


J.  H.  Grigg 


1913-14 


1914-15 


1915-16 


VICE-PRESIDENTS 

W.  F.  Starnes 
B.  F.  Dalton 
M.  B.  Andrews 
W.  B.  Covington 

B.  W.  Barnard 

F.  B.  Brown 
J.  S.  Cox 

S.  L.  Gulledge 

G.  W.  H.  Britt 


DESTRUCTION  AND  MEMORIES  OF  THE 
WASHINGTON  DUKE  BUILDING 

L.  M.  EPPS,'12 

As  I  was  reading  "The  Washington  Duke  Building"  by 
Mr.  Gilbert  T.  Rowe,  many  fond  memories  of  it  flashed 
through  my  mind.  Although  Mr.  Rowe  was  there  before 
my  time,  I  find  that  his  experiences  were  similar  to  many  we 
boys  from  1908-1912  had.  There  must  be  something  in 
common  about  every  student's  life  and  experiences  from  the 
beginning  of  schools  till  now.  All  seem  to  have  a  good  supply, 
and  I  yet  have  the  first  one  to  see  who  does  not  take  a  great 
interest  in  telling  them. 

Mr.  Rowe  merely  mentioned  the  destruction  of  the  Wash- 
ington Duke  Building  by  fire.  Or,  perhaps  it  will  be  better  un- 
derstood if  I  speak  of  it  as  the  "Main  Building."  Many  things 
happened  while  I  was  at  Trinity  that  I  do  not  now  recall;  but 
I  shall  never  forget  the  night  of  January  4,  1911,  when  I  was 
awakened  by  the  call  of  "Fire !  Fire !"  to  find  my  room  filled 
with  smoke.  The  occasion  is  as  fresh  in  my  mind  today  as 
it  was  the  night  I  passed  two  fellows  on  the  fire  escape. 

The  spring  term  began  the  next  day,  January  5,  and  con- 
sequently it  was  necessary  for  all  students  who  did  not  have 
a  couple  of  dollars  to  hand  over  to  Mr.  Newsom  as  a  fine  for 
late  entrance  to  be  on  the  campus  not  later  than  nine  o'clock 
January   5. 

With  a  number  of  other  boys  I  landed  in  Durham  on  the 
evening  of  the  fourth  and  went  immediately  to  my  room  on 
the  third  floor  in  the  "Main  Building."  The  stairway  led  up 
through  the  centre  of  the  building,  and  my  room  was  near 
the  head  of  the  stairs. 

As  I  entered  the  lobby  from  the  front,  I  was  at  once 
struck  by  the  quiet,  for  at  other  times  one  could  hear  a  crowd 
of  boys  congregated  in  one  corner  singing,  "Darling,  I  am 
Growing  Old,"  or  perhaps,  "Carry  Me  Back  to  Old  Virginia," 
while  others  could  be  heard  calling  George,  Tom,  or  Pete. 


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The  memory  of  the  holidays  spent  at  home  and  the  thoughts  of 
having  to  go  back  to  work  next  day  made  me  feel  a  bit  lonely 
for  a  few  minutes.  But  as  I  ascended  the  steps,  I  met  one  of 
my  old  friends  who  lived  in  another  section  of  the  state,  and 
of  course  we  had  to  inquire  about  the  other's  good  times.  This 
was  customary  with  all  the  boys :  no  matter  whom  you  met 
for  three  or  four  days  after  you  came  back,  you  would  have 
to  say,  "Did  you  have  a  good  time  at  home?"  The  answer, 
"Yes,  I  never  spent  a  better  Christmas,"  was  to  be  expected 
until  everybody  had  given  it  two  hundred  times  or  more ;  and 
then  we  had  to  change  our  stock  of  conversation.  Back  to 
my  boy :  we  talked  a  while,  and  as  I  had  lunch  enough  for  our 
supper  (for  the  boarding  house  did  not  open  till  next  day), 
I  asked  him  to  go  back  and  "help  me  eat  it  up."  He  accepted, 
but  did  not  stay  long  afterwards.  Not  many  had  come  in  yet, 
and  those  of  us  who  were  on  the  campus  were  tired  and  went 
to  bed  early. 

After  cleaning  up  my  room  and  looking  over  a  few  books 
I  went  to  bed.  The  next  thing  I  knew  I  heard  as  a  dream  the 
call  of  "Fire !  Fire !  Fire !"  I  finally  awoke,  and  as  my  room 
was  full  of  smoke,  realized  that  it  was  not  a  dream.  This  was 
between  two  and  three  o'clock  in  the  morning.  I  jumped  up, 
listened  a  minute,  and  then  ran  to  the  door,  opened  it,  and 
called,  "Where  is  the  fire?"  I  did  not  wish  to  throw  my  trunk 
and  clothes  out  if  ft  was  a  neighboring  building  on  fire.  How- 
ever when  I  opened  the  door,  a  rush  of  smoke  came  in  that 
almost  strangled  me;  but  to  satisfy  myself  I  called  out  again, 
"Where  is  the  fire  ?"  The  only  answer  I  got  was  "Fire !  Fire ! 
Fire !"  I  lighted  my  lamp,  ran  to  the  window,  and  looked  for 
fire,  but  saw  only  smoke.  I  partly  dressed,  ran  back  to  the 
door,  and  said,  "Tell  me  where  the  fire  is  ?"  But  the  unknown 
voice  rang  out,  "Fire !  Fire !"  Then  becoming  worried  I 
roared  out,  "Where  in  the  thunder  is  the  fire?"  The  reply 
came  quickly  enough,  "Stand  there  a  while  longer,  and  you'll 
find  out."  I  heard  only  one  voice,  but  in  the  meantime  I 
heard  pulling  of  trunks,  and  the  noise  of  tramping  feet. 

Gathering  up  what  I   could  and  preparing  to  leave  the 


The)  Washington  Duke  Building  193 

building,  I  heard  someone  say,  "Make  for  the  fire  escape;  the 
steps  are  about  to  fall  in."  I  then  ran  to  the  door,  which  I 
had  closed  to  keep  the  smoke  out;  and  to  my  surprise  the  fire 
had  come  to  the  third  floor  and  was  licking  the  ceiling  in  the 
hall.  I  shall  never  forget  that  flame,  made  blood  red  by  the 
presence  of  so  much  smoke.  It  boiled  to  the  ceiling  and  scat- 
tered like  water  in  every  direction. 

I  prepared  to  save  my  trunk  only  to  find  that  it  was  too 
large  to  go  out  at  the  window.  It  has  never  been  so  light  to 
me  before  or  since  as  it  was  that  night :  I  thought  I  must  save 
it ;  so  I  dragged  it  to  the  end  of  the  hall  only  to  meet  with  the 
same  fate.  I  left  it  there,  and  although  I  had  been  yelling 
"Fire !"  all  the  time,  I  decided  to  see  if  there  were  any  boys  in 
my  end  of  the  building  who  were  still  asleep,  for  I  hadn't  seen 
one  the  whole  time.  Many  of  them  had  not  come  in  yet, 
but  I  found  one  or  two  asleep.  Among  these  were  a  certain 
freshman  and  my  friend  who  ate  supper  with  me.  The 
freshman  helped  me  kick  a  hole  in  the  window  big  enough  to 
throw  my  trunk  out,  and  the  other  boy  made  himself  busy 
throwing  out  Latin  books,  post  cards,  etc.,  leaving  his  best 
suit  and  most  valuable  things  in  his  room  to  be  burned.  After 
throwing  my  trunk  down  I  found  it  impossible  to  return  to 
my  room  and  accordingly  had  nothing  to  do  but  go  down  to 
save  what  I  had  been  able  to  throw  out. 

My  experiences  are  only  typical  of  the  experiences  of 
others.  One  boy,  it  is  said,  took  all  his  pictures  down,  wrap- 
ped them  carefully  in  his  bed-clothes,  and  packed  them  neatly 
with  his  other  belongings  in  his  trunk,  and  locked  the  trunk 
before  dressing,  only  to  find  the  window  not  made  to  fit  the 
trunk  and  the  roaring  flames  pressing  so  close  that  he  had 
to  hurry  down  the  fire  escape  in  his  night  clothes.  The  hero 
of  the  fire  roomed  near  the  centre  of  the  building,  just  about 
where  the  fire  originated.  One  of  the  first  to  realize  it,  he  re- 
solved to  notify  the  fire  department.  The  flames  were  flashing 
near  his  room,  and  the  door  could  not  be  opened.  Not  taking 
time  to  dress,  he  climbed  through  the  transom  and  ran  across 
the  campus  to  turn  on  the  fire  alarm.     When  he  came  back, 


194  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

the  flames  had  reached  his  room  and  he  had  lost  everything  he 
had,  including  fifty  dollars  in  paper  money  that  he  had  laid  on 
his  table  the  early  part  of  the  night.  There  are  many  similar 
stories  of  loss ;  but  I  am  glad  to  say  no  lives  were  lost,  and  all 
the  damage  we  suffered  was  merely  financial. 

When  we  reached  the  ground  and  knew  that  we  were 
safe,  we  saw  hundreds  of  people  standing  in  a  circle  about  the 
building,  watching  the  flames  leap  and  flash  until  the  building 
was  consumed.  One  would  never  have  thought  that  so  large  a 
structure  could  have  been  destroyed  so  quickly. 

Very  well  do  I  remember  when  I  joined  the  crowd,  glanced 
about  me,  and  turned  my  face  towards  the  great  fire.  I  shall 
never  be  able  to  describe  how  I  felt  at  that  time.  It  was  in 
a  word  a  feeling  of  sadness  and  regret.  How  I  wished  I 
could  command  the  flames  to  stop  burning  and  replace  what 
they  had  already  destroyed! 

After  watching  the  flames  pop  out  at  a  number  of  windows, 
my  attention  was  drawn  to  the  Columbian  Literary  Society. 
There  was  the  picture  of  it  in  my  mind.  It  was  easy  to  see 
the  pictures  of  Senators  Overman  and  Simmons  and  other 
prominent  men  hanging  here  and  there  on  the  wall.  There  were 
the  seats  arranged  in  rows  of  semicircles,  and  the  aisle  which 
led  through  the  centre  of  the  hall  to  the  president's  chair. 
There  was  the  old  gavel,  which  had  commanded  order  time 
after  time.  On  the  secretary's  table  lay  an  album,  in  which 
were  photographs  of  dozens  of  former  presidents.  Then,  too, 
there  was  the  little  marble-topped  table  in  the  space  between 
the  seats  and  the  president's  stand.  Many  an  outline  of  debate 
had  been  laid  on  that  table ;  and  many  are  the  knees  that 
have  trembled  and  voice  that  have  quivered  behind  it.  Here 
is  where  hundreds  of  boys  developed  into  debaters.  Here 
numbers  of  them  caught  the  inspiration  to  become  lawyers 
and  preachers.  Here  hundreds  have  become  broad-minded 
enough  to  see  both  sides  of  a  question.  Here  many  a  lasting 
friend  and  associate  has  been  found,  and  here  hundreds  of 
young  men,  when  called  on  to  take  part  in  the  program,  have 
sat  still  and  let  thousands  of  golden  opportunities  pass  by 


The  Washington  Duke  Building  195 

forever.  Yes,  I  see  old  Columbia  in  detail  today  just  as  much 
as  I  did  when  I  walked  to  the  front,  blundered  over  a  debate 
and  took  my  seat.  How  dear  those  memories  are  to  every 
true  Columbian! 

Can  you  fellow  students  of  other  days,  stand  at  the  old 
Trinity  gate  and  see  that  stretch  of  the  beautiful  campus  which 
is  terminated  by  the  old  Washington  Duke  Building?  Can  you 
see  the  old  building,  with  its  peculiar  architectural  touches  and 
central  tower,  at  the  top  of  which  was  the  great  bell  ?  Can  you 
hear  the  clear  tones  of  this  bell  three  times  a  day,  and  the 
clock  striking  at  all  hours  in  the  night?  Do  you  remember 
how  the  boys  gathered  in  the  lobby  twice  a  day  for  mail,  and 
spent  an  hour  or  two  each  time  in  social  conversations?  This 
old  building  is  dead  and  buried,  but  these  memories  will  never 
die. 

Although  another  and  much  better  building  is  today  on  the 
some  spot  on  which  the  Washington  Duke  Building  stood,  we 
cannot  help  but  feel  inclined  to  bow  our  heads  when  we  think 
of  the  little  we  learned,  the  fond  associates  we  formed,  and 
the  noble  inspirations  we  received  in  the  old  building.  May 
the  memories  of  her  live  forever ! 


EDITORIAL  NOTES 

In  the  recent  death  of  Mr.  James  Edward  Stagg  Trinity 
College  sustained  a  three-fold  loss.  A  faithful  member  of  the 
Board  of  Trustees,  an  active  member  of  the  Executive  Com- 
mittee of  the  Board,  and  a  rare  friend  of  the  College,  he  con- 
tributed to  the  counsels  of  the  Alma  Mater  a  genialty,  a  prac- 
tical common-sense,  and  an  exquisitely  sane  taste  in  all  things 
probably  not  to  be  found  so  well  combined  in  any  other  one 
man. 


Mr.  Walter  G.  Sheppard,  '12,  has  in  preparation  for  the 
January  Register  an  article  on  the  Trinity  College  Law 
School. 


"Alumni  Notes"  contains  a  complete  write-up  of  the  class 
of  1915.  Mr.  Beale  J.  Faucette,  '10,  has  promised  to  con- 
tribute such  a  write-up  of  his  class  to  the  January  Register. 
Will  you  do  the  same  for  your  own  class? 


Has  your  county  organized  a  Trinity  College  Alumni  Asso- 
ciation? Send  to  the  Register  for  a  complete  list  of  the  alumni 
in  your  county,  and  organize  all  former  Trinity  students  into 
a  local  association. 


Read  the  introduction  to  the  "register  of  former  students," 
and  note  that  the  roster  is  not  intended  to  be  complete  in  this 
issue.  Urge  all  former  students  to  send  in  complete  informa- 
tion as  to  themselves,  call  our  attention  promptly  to  the  errors, 
and  by  all  means  send  us  any  available  information  regarding 
the  dead.  Notify  us  if  you  know  who  could  give  information 
about  such  alumni,  especially  those  of  your  own  class  and  col- 
lege generation. 


Editorial  Notes  197 

Members  of  the  N.  C.  State  Teachers'  Assembly  take 
notice :  The  Trinity  Alumni  banquet  so  pleasantly  inaugurated 
in  Charlotte  last  Thanksgiving  will  be  a  feature  of  the  Assem- 
bly at  Raleigh  November  26  of  this  year.  Talk  the  banquet 
after  you  arrive  in  Raleigh,  be  sure  to  attend,  and  address 
Prof.  E.  C.  Brooks  for  any  preliminary  information  desired. 


Read  Mr.  Barnard's  article  on  the  Columbian  Literary 
Society.  It  is  not  complete,  but  it  is  as  complete  as  the  avail- 
able records  of  the  Society  permit.  Columbians,  write  Mr. 
Barnard  at  once  if  you  can  give  him  any  of  the  missing  in- 
formation. Hesperians,  contribute  anything  you  have  of  mem- 
ories and  facts  for  an  equally  full  write-up  of  Hesperia.  It 
is  worth  while  to  preserve  the  history  of  the  literary  soci- 
eties as  fully  as  we  may,  for  they  probably  represent  a  larger 
number  of  the  alumni  of  the  College  than  all  the  other 
organizations  that  have  existed  on  the  college  campus. 


ON  THE  CAMPUS 

At  nine  o'clock  on  the  morning  of  Wednesday,  September 
8,  the  fifty-eighth  annual  session  of  the  College  began.  As  has 
been  the  custom  for  a  number  of  years,  the  members  of  the 
Senior  Class  gathered  around  the  flag  pole  immediately  in 
front  of  Craven  Memorial  Hall  and  with  appropriate  exercises 
raised  the  flag  which  is  to  float  for  them  this  year.  A  very 
large  number  of  people,  new  students,  old  students,  alumni 
and  alumnae,  and  friends  of  the  College  who  had  returned  for 
the  opening,  were  present.  The  weather  was  oppressively  hot, 
but  everybody  uncovered  his  head  and  watched  "Old  Glory" 
ascend,  formally  opening  the  new  college  year. 

The  opening  devotional  exercises  in  Craven  Memorial  Hall 
were  conducted  immediately  afterwards  by  Rev.  Dr.  James 
Cannon,  Jr.,  of  Richmond.  Then  President  Few  called  on  the 
various  pastors  of  the  city,  who  extended  to  new  students  and 
old  cordial  invitations  to  make  the  churches  of  Durham  their 
homes  while  in  college.  Practically  all  the  ministers  of  the 
town  were  present  and  extended  greetings  and  good  wishes  to 
the  new  students.  The  large  number  of  Durham  business  men 
present  in  the  audience  on  the  opening  morning  was  also  notice- 
able. 

President  Few  made  the  usual  announcements,  after  which 
he  made  a  brief  address  to  the  members  of  the  freshman  class. 
One  of  the  principal  announcements  made  was  that  of  the 
election  for  the  current  year  of  Rev.  Walter  W.  Peele,  of  the 
class  of  1903  and  for  four  years  headmaster  of  the  Trinity 
Park  School,  as  professor  of  Biblical  Literature  to  succeed  Dr. 
Franklin  N.  Parker,  who  resigned  last  June  to  become  profes- 
sor of  Systematic  Theology  in  Emory  University,  Atlanta,  Ga. 
President  Few  said : 

"Professor  Peele  will  have  special  care  of  the  young  preach- 
ers and  general  pastoral  care  of  the  whole  campus  community. 
No  better  man  than  Walter  W.  Peele  could  be  found  in  South- 
ern Methodism  to  take  up  the  work  laid  down  by  Franklin  N. 


On  the  Campus  199 

Parker ;  for  as  a  preacher  and  moral  force  Professor  Peele  is, 
like  Dr.  Parker,  a  tower  of  strength ;  and  in  addition  he  is  a 
born  leader  of  men.  I  give  out  this  information  with  the 
utmost  satisfaction." 

A  telegram  of  greetings  and  good  wishes  was  read  from 
Dr.  Parker,  who  served  the  college  community  and  the  State 
for  four  years  with  such  signal  success.  The  message  was 
greeted  with  great  applause. 

Registration  began  immediately  after  the  adjournment  from 
Craven  Memorial  Hall.  A  large  number  of  new  students  ap- 
peared before  the  committee  on  admission,  and  the  work  of 
the  year  moved  off  at  once.  The  freshman  class  is  unusually 
large ;  and  the  return  of  so  many  members  of  the  other  classes 
makes  the  attendance  on  college  classes  larger  than  at  any 
other  time. 

Professor  William  H.  Hall,  of  the  class  of  1909,  who  also 
holds  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  from  Trinity  (1913),  and 
who  pursued  further  graduate  work  at  the  University  of  Mich- 
igan during  the  past  year,  becomes  a  member  of  the  Depart- 
ment of  Engineering. 


During  the  summer  months,  Mr.  Benjamin  N.  Duke,  one 
of  Trinity's  most  liberal  and  honored  benefactors,  announced 
through  Bishop  John  C.  Kilgo,  president  emeritus  of  the  Col- 
lege, the  gift  of  a  sum  sufficient  to  build  a  granite  wall  around 
the  college  campus.  This  is  another  expression  of  the  faith 
of  the  Messrs.  Duke  in  the  work  of  the  institution.  Along 
with  the  gift  they  sent  a  timely  message  to  the  College :  "What 
we  want  to  see  Trinity  do  is  to  make  young  men  of  character 
and  true  worth.  ...  Be  careful  to  do  sound  and  good 
work.  Our  interest  is  in  doing  the  best,  not  doing  the  most, 
unless  it  is  first  the  best."  The  wall  is  to  be  thirty-six  inches 
high  and  will  extend  around  the  entire  campus,  and  work  on  it 
has  already  begun. 


On  Tuesday  evening,  September  14,  the  annual  reception  to 
the  new  students,  given  under  the  auspices  of  the  Young  Men's 


200  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Christian  Association,  was  held  in  the  parlors  of  East  Duke 
Building.  Professor  R.  N.  Wilson  acted  as  toastmaster.  Pres- 
ident J.  J.  Lilley,  of  the  Young  Men's  Christian  Association, 
was  the  first  speaker  and  extended  good  wishes  to  the  new  stu- 
dents and  invited  them  to  ally  themselves  with  the  work  of  the 
Association.  He  was  followed  by  President  William  P.  Few 
who,  speaking  on  behalf  of  the  College,  urged  the  new  students 
to  "make  as  much  as  possible,  save  as  much  as  possible,  and 
give  as  much  as  possible."  Mr.  W.  R.  Shelton,  president  of 
the  Hesperian  Literary  Society,  spoke  of  the  advantages  of  the 
literary  organizations  of  the  college,  and  invited  the  new  stu- 
dents to  avail  themselves  of  these  opportunities.  Mr.  R.  M. 
Johnston,  editor  of  The  Chronicle,  spoke  for  the  student  pub- 
lications. Professor  R.  L,.  Flowers  spoke  for  the  faculty. 
Mr.  John  O.  Durham,  of  the  baseball  team,  Mr.  C.  F.  Matton, 
of  the  track  team,  Mr.  L.  K.  Martin  of  the  basketball  team, 
and  Coach  Claude  B.  West,  of  the  baseball  team,  each  spoke 
briefly  for  the  various  athletic  interests  of  the  College.  Miss 
Carrie  B.  Craig,  a  member  of  the  senior  class,  spoke  in  behalf 
of  the  women  students  of  the  College.  This  was  the  first  time 
the  co-eds  were  thus  represented.  Rev.  Harry  M.  North,  of 
the  class  of  '99,  now  pastor  of  Memorial  Church,  Durham, 
always  a  friend  to  Trinity  and  Trinity  students,  spoke  on  be- 
half of  the  ministers  and  churches  of  the  city.  Following  the 
speeches,  refreshments  were  served.  The  occasion  proved  to 
be  very  enjoyable. 


Sunday  evening,  September  19,  at  8:30  o'clock  in  Craven 
Memorial  Hall,  President  William  P.  Few  gave  his  opening 
address  to  the  students.  The  churches  of  the  city  called  in 
their  evening  services,  and  an  especially  appropriate  musical 
program  was  given  under  the  direction  of  Mr.  T.  Edgar  Cheek, 
assisted  by  the  Durham  Choral  Society.  "The  Discipline  of 
Suffering"  was  Dr.  Few's  subject.  "I  am  going  to  give  edu- 
cation a  wider  meaning  tonight  than  that  of  schools  and  col- 
leges, their  problems  and  their  possibilities.  I  am  going  to 
bring  to  your  attention  the  searching  and  redeeming  education 


On  the  Campus  201 

of  work  and  service,  of  self-sacrifice  and  suffering.  For  it  is 
in  this  vast  and  universal  school  of  struggle  and  suffering  that 
we  must  all  be  docile  or  rebellious  learners.  And  this  is  not  a 
curse  but  a  blessing,  for  it  is  only  by  this  disciplining  of  the 
spirit  either  in  quiet  submission  or  after  futile  resistance  that 
most  of  us  come  at  last  to  acquire  the  virtues  of  simplicity  and 
self-denial.  The  discipline  of  suffering  weans  us  from  selfish- 
ness and  makes  the  channels  of  humanity  freer  within  us.  It 
requires  a  deep  distress  to  humanize  the  soul." 

This  custom  of  an  opening  address  by  the  president  of  the 
College  has  been  followed  here  for  a  number  of  years.  It  is 
one  of  the  important  and  significant  events  of  the  early  part  of 
the  college  year.  The  attendance  this  year  was  large  and  the 
occasion  most  interesting. 


The  prospects  for  a  good  year  in  athletics  are  bright.  Fall 
baseball  activities  have  begun  in  earnest ;  the  tennis  courts  are 
alive  every  afternoon  with  players;  preparations  will  soon 
begin  for  basketball  practice;  and  arrangements  will  be  made 
for  a  better  year  in  track  athletics.  Several  members  of  last 
year's  baseball  team  have  returned  to  college. 


The  first  meetings  of  the  Hesperian  and  Columbian  literary 
societies  were  held  Saturday  evening,  September  11,  in  their 
halls  on  the  second  floor  of  East  Duke  Building.  Enthusiastic 
addresses  were  made  by  old  members  and  invitations  given  to 
new  students  to  become  members.  September  18  was  the  first 
evening  for  the  reception  of  new  members.  At  the  meetings  of 
this  evening  and  the  meetings  of  September  25  the  Columbian 
Society  initiated  twenty-five  new  members  and  the  Hesperian 
Society  thirty-seven.  Other  members  of  the  freshman  class 
intend  to  join  later  in  the  year. 


The  handsome  residence  which  has  been  occupied  by  Bishop 
John  C.  Kilgo  and  his  family  is  this  year  being  used  as  the 
residence  for  the  young  women  students  of  the  College.    Mrs. 


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A.  B.  Rone,  who  has  been  in  charge  of  the  Woman's  Building 
for  a  number  of  years,  continues  in  charge  of  it  again  this  year. 


Benefactors'  Day,  the  first  official  holiday  of  the  year,  was 
this  year  celebrated  Monday,  October  4.  The  exercises,  held 
every  year  to  encourage  the  spirit  of  benevolence  and  to  do 
honor  to  the  benefactors  of  the  College,  were  featured  by  the 
excellent  address  of  Colonel  John  F.  Bruton,  of  Wilson,  N. 
C,  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  and  a  devoted  friend 
of  the  College. 

Referring  to  fad  words  and  phrases,  unduly  popular  at 
this  time,  Colonel  Bruton  spoke  of  their  debilitating  effect 
on  one's  vocabulary  and  morals.  The  expression  "I  am  from 
Missouri — show  me,"  is  probably  an  outcropping  of  that  spirit 
which  without  a  thought  of  accountability  arrogates  to  itself 
the  authority  to  question  the  right  of  existence  of  any  man  or 
enterprise.  When  made  by  the  demagogue  in  the  name  of  the 
"dear  people,"  it  is  helpful  in  determining  his  true  position  to 
consider  whether  "the  gentleman  from  Missouri"  really  wants 
to  be  shown  where  he  comes  in !  It  is  sometimes  a  safe  rule 
when  in  the  presence  of  this  type  to  keep  your  hand  on  your 
pocket  book  and  withhold  your  pledge  of  political  support  for 
the  other  man.    Continuing  he  said  in  part : 

"The  spirit  of  inquiry  when  safeguarded  by  reverence  and  a  sin- 
cere desire  for  truth  is  to  be  commended,  but  otherwise  it  breeds 
mischief,  and  sometimes  destruction.  Wholesale  manufacturers  of 
question  marks  for  reckless  or  ulterior  personal  use  manifest  a  dis- 
regard for  the  most  sacred  things  of  life.  Moved  by  a  spirit  akin  to 
anarchy  there  is  nothing  in  heaven  or  in  earth  outside  of  their  self- 
appointed  jurisdiction.  Their  abuses  of  truth  are  so  insidious  that 
the  uninformed  and  ignorant  are  often  debauched  by  their  arguments 
ad  hominem. 

"This  institution  and  others  like  it  have  not  escaped.  Question 
marks  have  been  raised  against  its  name,  and  its  right  of  existence 
questioned. 

"In  some  of  the  bills  of  indictment  filed  in  the  courts  of  public 
opinion  against  Trinity  College  there  may  be  found  rationalism,  lack 
of  faith,  irreverence,  misinformation,  and  the  spirit  which  dignifies 
the  dollar  above  the  man. 


On  the  Campus  203 

"More  for  the  purposes  of  illustration  than  anything  else  it  may  be 
worth  while  to  mention  at  least  three  counts. 

"1.  That  Trinity  College  accords  supreme  place  to  God  and  His 
Book,  and  by  so  doing  minimizes  the  importance  of  self  confidence, 
and  that  personal  diligence  necessary  to  overcome  difficulties. 

"2.     That  it  is  a  Church  institution,  and  as  such  breeds  narrowness. 

"3.  Its  cost  of  operation  and  the  losses  direct  and  indirect  incident 
thereto  are  out  of  all  proportion  to  its  dividend  returns,  and  that  it 
should  therefore  be  liquidated  or  converted  into  some  industrial  enter- 
prise to  the  end  that  employment  may  be  furnished  to  labor  and  taxes 
collected  for  the  support  of  the  state  government. 

"An  idle  engagement  that  of  attempting  any  extended  answer  to 
the  first  two  counts.  As  a  plain  business  man  of  an  experience  running 
through  three  panics  it  is  to  me  worthy  of  note  that  those  obsessed 
by  egotism  or  who  worshipped  their  gold  as  their  god  and  lost  it  were 
the  first  to  expose  their  lack  of  self-confidence  and  personal  diligence. 
Crawling  on  their  bellies  to  the  edge  of  their  world  they  looked  over 
into  a  bottomless  pit,  hopeless,  helpless,  and  lost.  Another  thought : 
after  having  witnessed  the  struggles  of  men,  after  listening  to  their 
tales  of  woe,  their  plans  of  escape,  their  words  of  despair;  after 
having  read  in  their  eyes  signs  of  desperation;  and  following  all  this, 
having  noted  the  effect  of  words  of  consolation  'not  of  the  counting 
room,'  it  is  my  humble  opinion  that  without  God  and  His  promises,  the 
insane  asylums  of  this  country  now  measured  in  acres  would  have 
to  cover  square  miles  in  order  to  care  for  the  eligible  millions  driven 
to  insanity  for  lack  of  hope.  If  these  observations  are  half  true,  the 
prime  importance  of  dignifying  God  and  His  word  in  the  minds  and 
hearts  of  young  men  is,  measured  from  the  lowest,  meanest  standards, 
a  matter  of  prime  business  concern. 

"That  Trinity  College  is  a  church  institution  is  the  strongest  assur- 
ance that  it  is  here  to  stay.  The  best  proof  of  the  wisdom  of  church 
ownership  and  control  is  the  unconcealed  fact  that  the  teachings  con- 
cerning God  and  His  word  must  continue  forever  in  the  light  of  truth 
and  under  the  sensitive  and  jealous  eyes  of  a  church  always  alert 
against  abuses  involving  the  old  fashioned  faith  of  the  fathers.  Hav- 
ing uttered  these  fierce  words,  smacking  of  narrowness  in  the  ears  of 
the  ignorant,  I  find  in  them  but  one  limitation  to  me  in  my  yearnings 
and  search  after  God,  and  that  is  devout  reverence  coupled  with 
sincerity.     .     .     . 

"In  contemplation  of  the  enormous  outlay  necessary  to  insure  edu- 
cational advantages  through  this  institution,  and  others  like  it,  I  con- 
fess that  only  God  in  His  omnipotence  can  manufacture  and  distri- 
bute the  amount  of  faith  sufficient  to  steady  the  situation  and  enable 
His  people  to  bear  with  calmness  their  enormous  heart  burdens  while 
waiting  for  the  dividend  days,  which  come  with  slow  and  uncertain 


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pace.  The  childless  marvel  at  the  faith  of  parenthood.  I  hesitate  to 
estimate  the  enlightened  faith  of  disinterested  benefactors.  The  large 
and  growing  number  of  benefactors  identified  with  this  college  is 
another  marvel  to  be  considered. 

"Speaking  of  benefactors  I  can  afford  to  mention  at  least  two  with- 
out being  invidious.  One  must  be  justly  termed  the  great  pioneer  bene- 
factor of  modern  Trinity,  Mr.  Washington  Duke,  always  sane,  prac- 
tical, simple  in  his  manner  of  living,  proud  but  not  arrogant,  brave  but 
not  self  centered ;  a  monument  of  strength  grounded  in  a  faith  like 
unto  the  simple  faith  of  a  little  child. 

"The  other  is  of  more  recent  date  in  the  list  of  benefactors — a 
young  fellow,  red  headed,  without  a  college  education,  but  possessed 
of  a  wife,  two  babies  and  a  small  farm  with  a  mortgage  on  it;  bright 
eyed,  clear  headed,  high  minded — he  responded  in  person  to  a  letter 
advising  him  of  his  opportunity.  His  modest  enthusiasm  was  a  sermon 
in  itself.  Stating  that  he  was  moved  by  a  sense  of  duty,  he  declared 
his  desire  to  put  into  the  veins  of  Trinity  College  some  of  his  life 
blood  and  that  by  economy  and  by  work  on  the  outside  he  could  and 
would  contribute  fifty  dollars  to  the  endowment  of  Trinity  College. 
The  foregoing  is  my  excuse  for  recognizing  him  as  worthy  of  mention 
along  side  of  the  old  man  who  found  a  joy  in  lending  of  his  blood 
to  the  life  of  this  institution. 

"Mr.  Washington  Duke's  first  substantial  gift  to  Trinity  was,  I 
believe,  more  of  a  protest  against  ignorance  and  poverty  than  an  ab- 
solute commitment  of  approval  of  the  character  of  work  being  done. 
Following  this  protest  he  without  doubt  watched  and  waited  subject- 
ing the  plant  and  its  product  to  severe  tests.  I  verily  believe  he  con- 
sulted the  book  with  which  he  was  most  familiar  in  making  his  tests. 
He  sought  out  the  wonderful  prayer  of  the  man  of  the  Old  Testa- 
ment whose  name  is  a  synonym  of  wisdom :  'Give  thy  servant  an 
understanding  heart  (a  hearing  heart)  that  I  may  know  good  from 
bad.'  Did  he  discover  evidences  of  hearing  hearts  among  the  stu- 
dents. That  promise  by  Christ  of  immeasurable  wealth,  'Blessed  are 
the  meek  for  they  shall  inherit  the  earth,'  was  his  by  right.  Recalling 
that  the  word  'meek'  is  closest  akin  in  meaning  to  the  compound  word 
'gentlemen'  as  used  in  the  old  days,  the  thought  of  companionship  and 
service  dominating,  he  must  have  found  quiet  enjoyment  in  dis- 
covering in  the  annual  product  turned  out,  gentlemen,  companionable 
men,  anxious  to  help  their  fellowmen.  Always  sane,  always  practical, 
he  made  few  mistakes.  His  subsequent  gifts,  large  and  frequent,  be- 
tray to  us  his  conclusions  that  hearing  hearts  and  gentlemen  are 
cheap  at  any  price.  By  virtue  of  his  own  and  of  the  benefactions  of 
his  honored  family  and  others  Trinity  College  stands  to-day  not  so 
much  as  a  protest  against  ignorance  and  poverty  but  as  an  effective, 
successful  agency  in  the  propagation  of  wisdom  and  wealth." 


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At  the  conclusion  of  Colonel's  Bruton's  address,  President 
Few  read  the  list  of  those  who  had  made  donations  to  the 
College  during  the  past  year,  making  special  mention  of  two 
recent  gifts.    Dr.  Few  said  : 

"Mr.  Benjamin  N.  Duke  has  made  a  donation  for  placing  a  granite 
wall  around  the  entire  college  campus  and  completing  the  macadamiz- 
ing of  roads  and  making  of  walks  within  the  campus. 

"Mr.  James  B.  Duke  has  established  a  fund  of  $35,000.00  a  year  for 
certain  uses  of  the  Methodist  church  in  North  Carolina,  a  part  of 
which  fund  is  to  be  administered  by  Trinity  College. 

"Both  these  gifts  were  made  through  Bishop  John  C.  Kilgo,  who  has 
been  deeply  concerned  through  a  period  of  twenty-one  years  for  every- 
thing that  looks  to  the  good  of  Trinity  College,  and  who  on  his  re- 
moval to  Charlotte  last  June  was  elected  president  emeritus  in  order 
that  he  might  always  have  a  definite  relation  to  the  administration 
of  the  College. 

"With  these  gifts  came  a  striking  message  from  Messrs.  B.  N.  and 
J.  B.  Duke:  'Don't  let  Trinity  get  a  craze  for  numbers.  Be  careful 
to  do  sound  and  good  work.  Our  interest  is  in  doing  the  best,  not 
doing  the  most,  unless  it  is  first  the  best.' 

"Here  Trinity  College  is  commissioned  anew  to  eschew  the  common 
present-day  craze  for  bigness  and  to  seek  greatness  through  direct 
personal  service  to  even  the  humblest  student  that  shall  ever  pass 
through  its  doors." 


ALUMNAE  DEPARTMENT 

The  former  residence  of  Dr.  Kilgo  is  now  being  used  as  the 
Woman's  Building.  There  are  twenty  girls  living  in  this  build- 
ing, and  they  are  greatly  pleased  with  their  beautiful  and  com- 
fortable new  home.  Mrs.  Annie  B.  Rone,  who  has  been  in 
charge  for  a  number  of  years,  continues  to  be  matron. 

There  are  now  eighty-nine  girls  attending  Trinity.  There 
are  forty  in  the  freshman  class,  twenty-six  in  the  sophomore, 
nine  in  the  junior,  and  thirteen  in  the  senior,  with  one  gradu- 
ate student. 

Trinity  women  have  spent  the  past  summer  in  various 
ways ;  some  have  traveled,  others  have  taken  a  much  needed 
rest  at  home ;  while  still  others  have  either  taught  or  studied. 

Miss  Augusta  Michaels  had  the  Department  of  Drawing 
in  the  University  Summer  School  at  Chapel  Hill. 

Miss  Mamie  Jenkins  took  a  course  in  journalism  at  the 
University  of  Wisconsin  in  Madison,  Wisconsin.  She  also 
visited  many  points  of  interest  in  the  middle  west  in  company 
with  her  sister,  Miss  Fredericka  Jenkins,  who  studied  at  Chi- 
cago University  during  the  summer. 

Mrs.  Fannie  C.  Bivins  attended  the  George  Peabody  School. 
Miss  Mamie  Newman  was  also  here  during  the  summer  ses- 
sion. She  will  remain  at  Peabody  this  winter,  continuing  her 
course  in  household  economics. 

The  Bulletin  of  the  Peabody  School  for  Teachers  in  Nash- 
ville, Tennessee,  has  the  following  to  say :  "Perhaps  the  most 
successful  of  all  student  activities  from  a  physical  standpoint 
was  the  college  cafeteria  under  the  management  of  Miss  Ida 
Carr,  with  assistance  from  Miss  Ada  M.  Field  of  the  Depart- 
ment of  Foods  and  Cooking." 

The  cafeteria  is  very  popular  now  in  the  large  cities  and  in 


Alumnae;  Department  207 

colleges,  and  we  are  glad  to  know  that  Miss  Ida  Carr,  a  Trin- 
ity woman,  is  successful  in  the  work. 

Miss  Amy  Muse  was  in  New  York  for  the  summer  at  Co- 
lumbia University. 

At  least  two  Trinity  women,  and  probably  others,  were 
fortunate  enough  to  visit  the  exposition  at  San  Francisco  and 
San  Diego  during  the  summer  months.  Miss  Mary  Tapp  has 
recently  returned  from  her  trip,  while  Mrs.  H.  E.  Spence 
(Bessie  Whitted)  made  her  visit  earlier  in  the  season. 

The  majority  of  Trinity  women  who  are  out  of  college  are 
teaching.  They  have  recently  taken  up  the  work  of  the  new 
session — 1915-16.  In  the  schools  of  Durham,  Trinity  is  well 
represented  in  the  teaching  force.  Misses  Lila  B.  Markham, 
Annie  Tillett,  Augusta  and  Susie  Michaels,  and  Mrs.  Fannie  C. 
Bivins  are  in  the  Durham  High  School. 

At  the  Fuller,  there  are  Misses  Nell  Umstead,  Sudie  Whit- 
more,  Kate  Lee  Hundley,  Lilian  White,  Fannie  Markham, 
and  Nell  McClees. 

Misses  Sallie  Beavers,  Ruby  Markham,  and  Mollie  Speed 
are  at  the  Edgemont  School ;  while  at  North  Durham  are 
Misses  Nell  Piper  and  Lucille  Aiken. 

In  the  vicinity  of  Durham  there  are  other  teachers,  who 
have  obtained  their  training  at  Trinity.  At  West  Durham  are 
Mrs.  Holland  Holton  (Lela  D.  Young),  and  Misses  Emma 
Foushee,  Blanche  Duke,  Ruth  Poteat,  Carrie  Hammet,  Eva 
Neal,  and  Eunice  Jones.  Those  at  East  Durham  are  Miss  Iva 
Barden,  Miss  Henrietta  Vaughan,  Mrs.  M.  D.  Herndon  (Daisy 
Barbee),  and  Mrs.  C.  M.  Warlick  (Rosaline  Young).  Lake- 
wood  school  has  three :  Misses  Lucille  Hundley,  Daisy  Rog- 
ers, and  Ethel  Massey. 

The  girls  of  last  year's  senior  class  are  following  their  pred- 
ecessors in  the  choice  of  teaching:  fifteen  of  the  sixteen  have 
accepted  positions  in  schools  for  the  present  session.  Several 
are  teaching  out  of  the  State.  Miss  Jessie  Persinger  is  profes- 
sor of  mathematics  in  the  Woman's  College  of  Alabama  at 


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Montgomery.  Miss  Amy  Russell  is  teaching  in  the  city  schools 
of  Birmingham,  Alabama.  Miss  Catherine  Thomas  is  in  Dan- 
ville at  the  Randolph-Macon  Institute.  The  others  have  re- 
mained in  North  Carolina.  Miss  Ellen  Constable  is  at  Lake 
Landing;  Miss  Janie  Couch,  in  the  high  school  at  Concord; 
Miss  Anna  Rigsbee,  at  Olive's  Chapel  School  of  Wake 
County;  Miss  Mildred  Satterfield,  in  Roxboro ;  and  Miss  Irma 
Tapp,  at  High  Point  in  the  high  school.  Miss  Fannie  Helen 
Vann  is  teaching  mathematics  at  Carolina  College  in  Maxton ; 
Miss  Cora  Wescott  is  at  Columbia ;  Miss  Annie  Hamlin,  in  the 
high  school  at  Nashville;  Miss  Willietta  Evans,  at  Grifton; 
and  Miss  Mary  Berry  is  teaching  in  Enfield.  Two  are  in  the 
Durham  county  schools :  Miss  Ethel  Massey  at  Lakewood, 
and  Miss  Henrietta  Vaughn  at  East  Durham.  Miss  Amy 
Muse  will  remain  at  her  home  in  Durham  for  the  winter. 

Miss  Bess  Widenhouse  and  Rev.  L.  D.  Hayman,  both  of 
the  class  of  1913,  were  married  on  the  eighteenth  of  August. 

In  November,  Miss  Lucille  Gorham  of  Fayetteville  is  to  be 
married  to  Mr.  Floyd  Sauers. 

Miss  Nettie  Sue  Tillett  is  teaching  in  Grenada  College  in 
Grenada,  Mississippi. 

Miss  Ethel  Pridgen  is  teaching  in  Hillsboro. 

Miss  Susie  Markham  has  charge  of  the  domestic  science 
work  in  the  Gastonia  graded  school. 

Miss  Pauline  Perry  is  teaching  in  LaGrange  this  winter. 

Miss  Lilian  Brandon  has  gone  to  Hurdles'  Mill,  where  she 
will  teach. 

Miss  Laura  Tillett  is  teaching  in  the  high  school  at  Ral- 
eigh. 

A  card  has  been  received  from  Miss  Nina  W.  Troy  of 
Huchow,  China.  Miss  Troy  entered  Trinity  the  year  co-edu- 
cation was  introduced,  remaining  one  term.  She  later  attend- 
ed Greensboro  College  for  Women,  completing  the  course  of 
music  and  English.  She  is  now  a  missionary  and  music  teacher 
in  the  Virginia  School  at  Huchow,  China. 


PIONEER  WOMEN  AT  TRINITY 

MISS  MAMIE  E.  JENKINS,  '96 

Forty-one  years  ago  three  courageous  women,  the  Giles 
sisters,  Mary,  Theresa  and  Persis,  perhaps  the  first  who  ever 
dared  to  aspire  to  a  full  college  course  in  a  North  Carolina 
college,  applied  for  admission  to  Trinity  College.  Their 
mother  had  moved  to  Trinity  in  order  to  educate  her  son  and 
daughters.  The  son  entered  the  freshman  class  in  the  fall  of 
1874,  and  the  daughters  wished  to  do  the  same  work  their 
brother  was  doing. 

They  were  encouraged  to  do  the  full  freshman  work  under 
the  private  instruction  of  members  of  the  faculty,  although 
they  were  not  admitted  to  the  classes  with  the  men  nor  enrolled 
as  students.  Girls  in  the  village  before  this  had  taken  special 
work  under  the  professors,  but  none  had  undertaken  the  full 
work  of  any  class,  and  none  had  dreamed  it  was  possible  to 
take  the  full  college  course  in  this  way.  For  three  years  the 
three  girls  faithfully  continued  their  work,  keeping  up  with 
the  class  and  standing  the  same  examinations.  In  the  senior 
year  Dr.  Craven  admitted  the  women  to  his  classes  with  the 
men.  As  he  had  most  of  the  work  of  the  senior  class,  this 
virtually  amounted  to  their  admission  into  college.  Dr.  Craven 
was  teacher  of  "metaphysics,  rhetoric,  and  logic,"  and  he  gave 
the  class  a  review  of  the  entire  course  before  recommending 
them  for  degrees. 

The  young  women  completed  all  of  the  work  required  of 
the  men ;  therefore  Dr.  Craven  placed  their  names  in  the  list 
of  students  recommended  to  the  Board  of  Trustees  for  gradu- 
ation in  1878.  The  Board  voted  to  grant  them  degrees  and 
diplomas.  This  note,  which  tells  the  whole  story,  appears  in 
the  catalogue. 

"At  the  last  commencement,  June  13th,  1878,  all  the  mem- 
bers of  the  senior  class,  nineteen,  received  the  degree  of 
Bachelor  of  Arts,  and  the  same  degree  was  conferred  upon  the 
following  young  ladies,  who  had,  under  the  instruction  of  the 


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faculty,  completed  the  whole  curriculum  and  been  approved  in 
all  examinations :  viz.,  Miss  Theresa  Giles,  Miss  Persis  P. 
Giles,  Miss  Mary  Z.  Giles."  This  is  the  first  time  their  names 
appear  in  the  catalogue.  They  appear  again  in  the  class  roll 
among  the  alumni  the  next  year. 

The  admission  of  women  was  a  radical  move,  and  the  presi- 
dent evidently  deemed  it  best  to  move  slowly  and  not  take  au- 
thority and  break  down  precedent  without  the  sanction  of  both 
the  faculty  and  the  Board  of  Trustees.  Yet  he  gave  the 
women  a  choice  to  prove  themselves,  and  when  they  had  meas- 
ured up  fully,  they  received  full  reward  and  recognition,  and  in 
the  open.    This  bit  of  history  repeated  itself  later. 

On  commencement  day  the  three  young  women  were  es- 
corted to  the  rostrum  by  the  president  of  the  College,  president 
of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  and  one  other  member  of  the  Board. 
Their  graduation  excited  great  interest  and  much  discussion. 

Some  years  later,  in  recognition  of  their  scholarship  and 
of  their  success  after  leaving  college,  Trinity  conferred  upon 
all  three  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts. 

It  is  interesting  to  follow  the  career  of  these  dauntless 
women,  the  only  women  who  had  the  opportunity  of  imbibing 
in  the  class  room  the  spirit  of  Dr.  Craven.  After  leaving  col- 
lege they  taught,  two  in  Virginia  and  one  in  Edgecombe 
County.  Not  many  years  after  leaving  Trinity  they  established 
a  high  grade  school  for  young  ladies  in  Greenwood,  South 
Carolina,  and  for  many  years  continued  it  with  much  success. 
The  school  was  noted  for  its  thorough  work  and  for  its  atmos- 
phere of  culture  and  refinement.  It  is  difficult  to  find  a  school 
in  which  the  girls  of  this  generation  can  get  what  the  Green- 
wood school  gave :  that  indefinable  something  gained  from  the 
boarding  school  of  the  past,  together  with  sound  scholarship. 
After  many  years  of  teaching,  "having  acquired  a  competency," 
the  sisters  closed  the  school  and  bought  a  home  in  the  moun- 
tains of  east  Tennessee.  They  later  sold  this  and  returned  to 
Greenwood,  where  two  of  them  are  still  living.  Persis  died 
in  1912. 

For  a  period  of  more  than  a  decade  after  the  Giles  sisters 


Pioneer  Women  at  Trinity  211 

left  Trinity  no  women  were  enrolled  among  the  students,  and 
not  until  1896  were  there  women  in  the  graduating  class.  In 
the  earlier  nineties  two  women  were  enrolled  for  special  work : 
Caroline  Carpenter,  who  now  holds  a  full  professorship  in  the 
University  of  Tennessee  and  is  dean  of  women;  and  Nellie 
Edwards,  the  wife  of  Dean  Cranford.  Miss  Carpenter  after 
leaving  Trinity  attended  the  Peabody  Normal,  studied  abroad, 
and  later  took  her  degree  from  Vanderbilt  University. 

The  last  year  before  the  College  was  removed  from  "Old 
Trinity"  four  girls  were  enrolled  in  the  freshman  class  and 
attended  the  regular  classes  with  the  boys.  There  is  no  record 
of  any  protest  from  the  faculty,  president,  or  board.  These 
women  students  were  Ella  Martin,  now  Mrs.  Frank  Page, 
Floy  Martin,  Fannie  Carr,  now  Mrs.  Bivins,  and  Ida  Carr. 
The  Martins  continued  in  college  one  year  after  the  removal 
of  the  College  to  Durham.  The  others  dropped  out,  but  the 
Carrs  later  resumed  their  work. 

The  year  after  the  opening  of  the  new  college  in  Durham 
Annie  Pegram,  daughter  of  Prof.  Pegram,  entered  the  fresh- 
man class.  The  next  year  Mamie  E.  Jenkins  entered  the  soph- 
omore class.  When  the  junior  class  assembled  in  the  fall  of 
1894  both  of  the  Carrs  were  in  the  class,  and  the  quartette  of 
girls  remained  in  the  class  until  graduation. 

It  is  worthy  of  note  that  the  classes  of  1896  and  of  1878 
had  the  same  number  of  graduates,  twenty-two,  the  largest 
number  in  the  history  of  the  College  until  at  the  very  close  of 
the  century.  The  class  of  1896  made  a  high  average,  and  the 
record  of  the  girls  did  not  suffer  in  comparison  with  that  of 
the  men.  One  of  the  girls  missed  the  valedictory  by  a  very 
small  fraction. 

There  were  no  accommodations  for  women.  The  girls 
were  under  the  same  jurisdiction  as  the  day  students.  In  order 
to  give  an  inside  point  of  view  the  use  of  the  first  person  is 
necessary.  When  people  asked  us  why  we  went  to  Trinity, 
our  only  reasons  were  these :  we  wanted  to  go  to  college,  or  our 
parents  wanted  us  to  go ;  a  woman's  college  at  a  distance  was 


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an  expensive  proposition ;  and  there  was  no  need  for  us  to  go 
off  when  there  was  a  college  at  hand  that  would  admit  us. 

We  were  normal  girls,  not  realizing  that  many  people  were 
watching  us  as  if  we  were  an  experiment ;  we  were  only  half 
conscious  of  the  facts  that  we  were  pioneers  and  that  the  future 
policy  of  the  College  towards  women  was  to  be  shaped  accord- 
ing to  the  success  or  failure  of  the  experiment.  We  studied 
and  played  as  college  girls  are  wont  to  do.  No  favors  were 
asked  or  granted.  There  was  no  militancy,  no  battling  for 
rights  and  privileges.  We  took  everything  for  granted  and 
were  not  self-conscious.  We  met  with  only  courtesy  and  good- 
will. Our  woman's  intuition  told  us  which  members  of  the 
faculty  and  which  students  were  hostile  to  the  presence  of 
women,  which  enjoyed  the  situation,  and  which  were  indif- 
ferent. It  is  only  fair  to  say,  however,  that  there  were  no 
manifestations  of  disfavor.  The  men  of  the  class  seemed 
proud  to  have  us  in  the  class. 

Mr.  Washington  Duke  was  always  interested  in  us  and 
would  question  us  about  our  progress  and  would  chuckle  over 
our  achievements.  It  was  the  testing  period,  and  in  the  light 
of  subsequent  events  it  seems  that  we  made  good.  What  was 
being  tested  is  hard  to  tell,  but  it  must  have  been  woman's 
ability  to  complete  the  college  course  in  the  same  length  of 
time  and  under  the  same  circumstances  as  men. 

No  other  girls  attempted  to  enter  until  after  we  finished. 
Others  were  admitted  in  the  fall  of  1896.  That  winter  the 
question  of  the  admission  of  women  to  Trinity  was  definitely 
settled.    The  catalogue  tells  the  story. 

"Mr.  Washington  Duke  donated  to  Trinity  College,  Decem- 
ber 5th,  1896,  the  sum  of  $100,000  as  a  permanent  endowment 
fund.  The  gift  was  conditioned  upon  granting  young  women 
admission  as  students  to  Trinity  College." 

This  was  followed  by  other  donations  on  the  same  condi- 
tion. Before  Mr.  Duke  died,  however,  he  withdrew  the  condi- 
tion, because  it  was  the  only  one  he  had  ever  attached  to  any 
gift  to  Trinity  and  he  perhaps  felt  that  the  question  was  perma- 
nently settled. 


Pioneer  Women  at  Trinity  213 

There  has  not  been  a  graduating  class  since  1900  that  has 
not  had  women  in  it,  and  they  have  made  a  record  of  which 
they  need  not  be  ashamed.  The  development  of  the  woman 
question  at  Trinity  since  the  acceptance  of  Mr.  Duke's  gift 
and  the  formal  recognition  of  women  is  one  of  the  most  in- 
teresting chapters  in  the  history  of  education  in  North  Caro- 
lina, but  that's  another  story. 


ALUMNI  NOTES 

The  class  of  1915  was  not  only  the  latest  acquisition  of  the 
Alumni  Association,  but  it  was  also  the  largest  class  that  ever 
graduated  at  Trinity.  Naturally  we  are  much  interested  in 
each  member  and  below  is  given  the  various  lines  of  endeavor 
to  which  this  class  has  devoted  itself. 

A.  R.  Anderson  returns  to  Trinity  and  is  assisting  in  the 
Modern  Languages  department;  B.  W.  Barnard,  who  was 
valedictorian,  also  returns  to  his  alma  mater  and  will  assist 
in  Economics;  J.  W.  Bennett  is  pastor  of  the  Methodist 
church  at  Rougemont,  N.  C. ;  Edgar  R.  Bond  is  a  medical 
student  at  the  University  of  Pennsylvania;  E.  N.  Brower  is 
in  the  cotton  mill  business  in  Nashville,  N.  C. ;  F.  B.  Brown, 
who  was  last  year  editor  of  the  Trinity  Chronicle,  is  with  the 
Raleigh  Savings  and  Trust  Co. ;  J.  W.  Carr,  Jr.,  is  principal 
of  the  graded  school  at  Advance,  N.  C. ;  G.  M.  Carver  and 
W.  A.  Thorne  are  with  the  DuPont  Powder  Co.,  City  Point, 
Va. ;  J.  B.  Cathey  is  principal  of  the  Winecoff  high  school  at 
Concord,  N.  C. ;  V.  S.  Caviness  and  W.  I.  Wooten  are  prin- 
cipals of  the  Mackey's  and  LaGrange,  N.  C,  schools  respec- 
tively; J.  S.  Cox  and  N.  M.  Patton  are  in  the  Trinity  Law 
School ;  J.  B.  Davenport  is  in  business  with  his  uncle  at  Wind- 
sor, N.  C. ;  C.  L.  Dellinger  on  account  of  illness  did  not  gradu- 
ate last  year  and  returns  to  assist  in  the  department  of  Physics 
and  to  receive  his  degree ;  S.  C.  Dellinger  is  teaching  in  Hen- 
drix  College  in  Conway,  Ark. ;  T.  B.  Downey  is  principal  of 
the  Tarboro  graded  school;  L.  D.  Edens  is  at  his  home;  C.  R. 
Edwards  is  assistant  in  Biology  at  Trinity;  B.  W.  Evans  has 
entered  into  business  with  his  father  at  Tyner,  N.  C. ;  P.  G. 
Farrar  is  assistant  principal  of  the  West  Durham  graded 
school;  B.  F.  Few  is  assisting  in  the  English  department  at 
Trinity;  R.  A.  Finch  was  during  the  summer  on  the  staff  of 
the  Wilmington  Evening  Dispatch;  J.  J.  Fine  is  teaching  at 
Seven  Springs  in  Wayne  County;  R.  C.  Goforth  has  entered 
the  theological  department  of  Emory  University  at  Atlanta, 


Alumni  Notes  215 

Ga. ;  C.  D.  Gray  is  on  the  advertising  staff  of  the  Atlanta  Jour- 
nal; P.  E.  Green  is  at  Poughkeepsie,  N.  Y. ;  J.  R.  Gulledge  has 
a  position  at  Albemarle,  N.  C,  and  S.  L.  Gulledge  is  teaching  at 
Weaver  College ;  Guy  Hamilton  is  teaching  Greek  at  Trinity 
Park  School ;  Julian  Hamilton  will  go  into  business  at  Newport 
News,  Va. ;  S.  G.  Hawfield  and  W.  P.  Hawfield  are  principals 
of  the  schools  at  Spring  Creek  and  Linwood  respectively;  W. 
W.  Hutton  is  assistant  cashier  of  a  bank  in  Birmingham,  Ala. ; 
H.  G.  Isley  is  a  student  in  the  medical  department  of  the  Uni- 
versity of  Pennsylvania ;  L.  L.  Ivey  is  at  home  at  Norwood,  N. 
C. ;  S.  S.  Jenkins  was  this  summer  a  student  in  the  Columbia 
University  summer  school  and  goes  to  Emory  University,  At- 
lanta, Ga.,  as  assistant  in  Chemistry;  J.  E.  Kanipe  is  teaching 
at  Old  Fort,  N.  C. ;  V.  W.  Kimball  has  taken  a  position  in  the 
State  department  at  Raleigh ;  D.  C.  Lewis  has  charge  of  the 
boys'  department  of  the  Norfolk,  Va.,  Y.  M.  C.  A.;  J.  A. 
Love  is  a  commercial  traveler  in  the  West;  H.  A.  Maddox  is 
with  the  British- American  Tobacco  Co,  Petersburg,  Va. ;  J. 
G.  McAdams  is  principal  of  the  Snow  Camp  high  school, 
and  J.  E.  McLean  is  principal  at  Dover,  N.  C. ;  W.  E.  Mills 
is  with  the  Trinity  College  English  department  as  assistant; 
M.  F.  Morgan  is  farming  in  Nash  county;  W.  H.  Morgan, 
who  was  this  summer  with  the  biological  laboratory  at  Beau- 
fort, N.  C,  has  gone  into  business  with  his  brother  in  his 
home  town;  H.  E.  Myers  is  pastor  of  the  Methodist  church 
at  Graham,  and  M.  A.  Osborne  is  pastor  at  Duke,  N.  C. ;  P. 
N.  Neal  and  P.  H.  North  entered  Harvard  University,  the 
former  to  study  medicine  and  the  latter  to  study  law;  I.  T. 
Poole  was  married  in  June  to  Miss  Willie  E.  Donahoe  of 
Portsmouth,  Va.,  and  is  now  pastor  of  the  Tarboro  circuit; 
F.  R.  Richardson  is  teaching  at  Broadway,  N.  C. ;  T.  B. 
Roberts  is  with  the  American  Tobacco  Co.  in  Durham;  Fred 
Safford  is  principal  of  the  Columbia,  N.  C,  graded  school ; 
E.  S.  Savage  is  teaching;  W.  M.  Sherrill  is  at  his  home;  E.  E. 
Shore  is  traveling  in  Kansas  for  the  R.  J.  Reynolds  Tobacco 
Co. ;  Earl  R.  Sikes  is  teaching  in  the  Kinston,  N.  C,  graded 
schools.     Beal  H.   Siler  has   for  some  time  been  connected 


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with  the  Mountain  Meadows  Inn  near  Asheville ;  D.  T.  Stutts 
is  at  home  in  Carthage,  N.  C. ;  J.  W.  Summers  is  studying  law 
in  his  father's  office  at  Orangeburg,  S.  C. ;  W.  M.  Sutton  is 
at  his  home;  B.  F.  Taylor  is  a  member  of  the  faculty  of 
Ayden  Seminary ;  J.  J.  Thaxton  is  assistant  in  the  Engineering 
department  of  Trinity  College ;  R.  W.  Tilley  is  a  civil  engineer 
in  Durham. 

P.  M.  Hamer,  '15,  is  Harrison  Fellow  in  History  at  the 
University  of  Pennsylvania. 

N.  I.  White,  '13,  was  this  year  elected  to  the  department 
of  English  in  the  Alabama  Polytechnic  Institute  at  Auburn, 
Alabama. 

F.  W.  Terrell,  '13,  is  principal  of  the  Hickory,  N.  C,  high 
school. 

R.  M.  Gantt,  '08,  after  graduating  studied  law  in  the 
Trinity  Law  School  and  began  practice  in  Bryson  City.  He 
has  recently  moved  to  Durham,  N.  C,  and  is  now  located  with 
S.  C.  Brawley  in  the  practice  of  law. 

Jas.  Cannon,  III,  '14,  has  recently  entered  the  Theological 
department  of  Princeton  University. 

G.  Sam.  Bradshaw,  76,  of  Greensboro,  N.  C,  has  been 
elected  vice-president  of  the  American  Bar  Association.  Ex- 
Judge  Wm.  P.  Bynum,  '83,  also  of  Greensboro,  is  a  member  of 
the  executive  committee  of  this  association. 

J.  H.  Lotspeich,  ex-' 13,  is  now  a  student  in  Emory  Uni- 
versity and  is  located  at  190  Peachtree  St.,  Atlanta,  Ga. 

J.  R.  Secrest,  who  was  in  college  1911-12,  has  secured 
the  D.  D.  S.  degree  and  located  at  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Below  are  given  the  names  and  present  occupations  of 
some  of  the  graduate  students  of   1915.        Mounger  Favre 
Adams  who  received  the  A.  M.  degree,  '15,  is  married  and  is 
preaching  at  Fayette,  Miss. ;  Sidney  Sherrill  Alderman  is  as- 
sisting in  the  Modern  Language  department  of  Trinity  Col- 


Alumni  Notes  217 

lege ;  Charles  Rutherford  Bagley  is  teaching  in  the  city  schools 
of  Spartanburg,  S.  C. ;  William  Tyndall  Brothers,  who  was  a 
graduate  student  in  law  last  year,  has  settled  in  Drumright, 
Oklahoma  for  the  practice  of  his  profession.  He  is  associated 
with  Arthur  Allen  McDonald,  who  was  a  second  year  law 
student  last  year;  Miss  Fannie  Kilgo  is  at  her  home  in  Char- 
lotte, N.  C. ;  Ralph  Bridger  Sharbrough  has  charge  of  the 
schools  at  Holly  Springs,  Miss. ;  William  Albert  Wilson,  Jr., 
who  was  a  graduate  student  from  Okayama,  Japan,  is  farming 
in  a  neighboring  state. 

T.  J.  Gill,  Jr.,  '14,  is  teaching  at  Aurelian  Springs,  N.  C. 
Laurence  F.  Dixon,  ex  '17,  is  teaching  at  Weaver  College  in 
Western  North  Carolina. 

In  connection  with  the  agricultural  demonstration  work 
which  he  has  been  doing  for  some  time,  L.  S.  Blanchard,  '09, 
now  has  charge  of  the  Farm  Life  School  of  Robeson  County. 

Luther  M.Kitchin,  ex  '14,  has  for  some  months  been  editor 
and  proprietor  of  the  Scotland  Neck  Commonwealth,  a  weekly 
newspaper  published  in  his  home  town.  During  the  month  of 
September  of  this  year  he  disposed  of  his  interest  in  the  Com- 
monzvealth  and  will  engage  in  other  work. 

Among  the  assistants  in  the  department  of  English  at  Trin- 
ity College  this  year  is  Leonard  Burwell  Hurley  of  the  class 
of  '13. 

G.  W.  Koonce,  '79,  of  the  Bureau  of  Engineers  in  the  War 
Department,  Washington,  D.  C,  is  a  member  of  the  Board 
of  Governors  of  the  University  Club  of  that  city.  This  club 
recently  voted  to  place  the  Trinity  College  seal  in  the  club 
rooms  and  elected  the  president  of  the  College  as  an  honorary 
member. 

The  Pearl  of  Psalms,  a  homiletic  treatise  of  force  and 
deep  thought  has  recently  been  published  by  Esek  Arnold 
Wright,  D.  D.,  who  was  in  Trinity  1860-62.  Dr.  Wright  is  a 
preacher,  publicist,  and  author  of  Alabama,  to  which  state  he 
went  soon  after  leaving  his  alma  mater. 


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A.  M.  Proctor,  '10,  who  during  his  senior  year  was  editor 
of  the  Trinity  Chronicle,  is  now  superintendent  of  schools 
in  Roanoke  Rapids,  N.  C.  For  the  past  few  years  he  has  been 
at  Mount  Olive  as  superintendent. 

C.  A.  Burrus,  '14,  is  principal  of  the  Washington  School 
for  Boys,  Alexandria,  Va. 

At  the  last  meeting  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  the  following 
were  elected  as  members  of  that  governing  board,  the  last 
named  representing  the  alumni :  J.  C.  Wooten,  '98,  J.  A.  Long, 
'05,  B.  S.  Womble,  '04,  and  Chas.  S.  Lambeth,  '03. 

Hal  Hayes,  '14,  has  for  the  past  few  months  been  connected 
with  the  office  of  the  county  superintendent  of  education  for 
Wake  County.  He  has  recently  resigned  and  is  now  in  the  in- 
surance business  in  Raleigh  and  represents  the  New  England 
Mutual  Life  Insurance  Co. 

R.  A.  Pope,  '12,  has  recently  been  elected  principal  of  the 
Lakewood  Park  School.  For  the  past  two  years  he  has  been 
principal  at  Creedmoor,  N.  C. 

The  following  is  clipped  from  a  Monroe,  N.  C,  newspaper 
in  August  of  this  year  : 

Mr.  Lee  M.  Howie  died  here  this  morning  at  the  home  of  his  son, 
Mr.  Claude  Howie.  Mr.  Howie  was  taken  sick  several  days  ago  at 
his  store  in  the  eastern  part  of  town.  He  went  to  the  home  of  his  son 
and  had  been  confined  to  his  bed  since,  but  his  condition  was  not  con- 
sidered serious.  He  attempted  to  get  up  this  morning  and  fell  back 
on  his  bed  and  died  in  a  very  few  minutes.  Deceased  was  about  65 
years  old.  He  was  educated  at  Trinity  College  and  was  a  man  of  in- 
telligence. He  was  a  native  of  this  county.  Mr.  A.  M.  Howie,  of 
Sandy  Ridge  township,  is  his  brother.  Two  sons  survive.  His  wife 
died  several  years  ago.    Funeral  will  be  held  here  tomorrow. 


LETTERS  FROM  ALUMNI 

We  take  the  liberty  of  publishing  the  following  excerpts 
from  letters  received  by  members  of  the  staff: 

It  has  been  a  most  delightful  pleasure  to  receive  and  read  the 
two  copies  of  the  Register.  To  those  of  us  to  whom  Trinity  has  meant 
so  much  and  who  are  so  far  away,  it  brings  a  tender  message  which 
nothing  else  could. 

Inclosed  you  will  find  my  dollar  for  this  year's  subscription. 

Yours  for  Trinity, 

C.  K.  Proctor. 
Guthrie,  Oklahoma,  August  16,  1915. 


Inclosed  please  find  my  check  for  one  dollar,  subscription  for  one 
year  to  the  Trinity  Aeumni  Register.  I  have  received  two  copies  of 
the  Register  and  have  been  very  much  interested  in  it. 

Having  been  away  from  Trinity  for  fifteen  years  now  and  not 
having  had  the  opportunity  to  visit  you,  as  many  of  the  other  alumni 
have  had,  I  often  feel  a  yearning  to  go  back  to  the  old  haunts  and  am 
at  all  times  desirous  to  hear  in  any  and  all  ways  from  the  College  and 
my  old  associates  there. 

With  best  wishes, 

Sincerely  yours, 

Frank  S.  Carden. 

Chattanooga,  Tennessee,  August  4,  1915. 


Inclosed  find  one  dollar,  covering  subscription  to  the  Trinity 
Alumni  Register  for  one  year. 

My  initial  copy  has  come  to  hand  and  I  was  pleasantly  surprised 
with  same,  particularly  enjoying  Col.  Cole's  tales  of  the  old  days  of  '61. 

Allow  me  to  congratulate  you  on  your  success  in  your  efforts  for 
a  closer-bound  Alumni  Association,  and  the  staff  of  the  Aeumni 
Register,  on  the  high  grade  of  organ  they  are  editing. 

Wherever  my  assistance  is  possible,  please  call  on  me. 

Yours  loyally, 

E.  C.  Cheek. 

Chengchow,  Honan  Province,  China,  June  27,  1915. 


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Herewith  I  am  inclosing  money  order  for  one  dollar,  in  payment 
of  subscription  to  the  Alumni  Register,  the  first  two  copies  of  which 
I  have  received  and  read  with  deep  feeling  and  pleasure.  As  I  recall 
the  happy  days  I  had  at  Trinity  and  the  many  friendships  formed  there, 
I  find  my  heart  longing  for  a  visit  back  there  to  the  green  campus  that 
meant  so  much  to  me.  In  the  Register  I  see  names  of  friends — scores 
of  them — whom  it  would  be  such  a  great  pleasure  to  meet  again. 
And  commencement!  What  a  flood  of  tender  recollections — the  gay 
crowds  of  young  people,  the  hot  sunshine,  the  throng  filling  every  seat 
in  Memorial  Hall,  the  little  groups  of  men  squatting  about  in  the  shade 
of  the  campus  playing  mumble-peg,  the  crush  at  the  receptions,  the 
delicious  bricks  of  ice  cream,  and  by  no  means  least  of  all  myself  ex- 
cited and  perspiring  as  I  stand  there  in  the  parlor  of  the  Duke  Building 
in  the  receiving  line,  wearing  a  dress  suit  for  the  first  and  last  time ! 
Ah,  the  Register  !  It  brings  it  all  back  to  me — brings  it  back  as  nothing 
else  can — and  so  each  copy  is  like  an  angel  of  happiness  winging  its 
way  across  the  thousands  of  miles  between  me  and  that  dear  old  spot, 
lifting  me  up  from  the  bustle  of  the  business  world  and  carrying  me 
back  to  those  dear  bygone  days  that  will  ever  be  a  wonderful  heritage. 

Then,  too,  alas  there  is  a  sadness,  and  we  cannot  keep  back  the  tear 
as  we  read  of  the  passing  of  friends  to  another  world. 

God  willing,  I  shall  see  the  New  Trinity  in  the  next  year  or  so.  It 
is  hard  to  get  away  from  this  great  West,  and  especially  from  this 
Puget  Sound  country  with  its  supremely  delightful  climate  of  the 
summer,  and  of  all  the  year,  for  that  matter.  Sometimes  I  fear  that 
I  could  not  stand  the  terrific  heat  of  North  Carolina ;  but  if  things  can 
be  arranged  so  that  I  can  get  away  from  my  work,  my  wife  and  I 
are  going  to  make  a  visit  to  the  South  and  East  next  year,  or  perhaps 
shall  postpone  it  till  the  spring  of  1917  so  that  I  can  be  at  the  10-year 
reunion  I  suppose  the  class  of  1907  will  have. 

Kindly  remember  me  to  old  friends  who  may  be  thereabouts. 

With  best  wishes  for  the  Alma  Mater,  I  remain 

Sincerely  yours, 

Ural  N.  Hoeeman,  '07. 

3807  South  J.  Street,  Tacoma,  Washington,  August  5,  1915. 


REGISTER  OF  FORMER  STUDENTS 

[This  is  a  continuation  of  the  roster  of  former  students 
begun  in  the  preceding  issues  of  the  Register.  The  first  two 
issues  contained  no  information  about  alumni  who  were  dead, 
or  who  entered  college  after  1894,  or  who  had  not  answered 
Prof.  Flowers'  inquiry  before  June  1.  This  issue  contains 
information  available  October  15  concerning  living  alumni 
who  entered  college  before  September,  1903.  It  does  not  con- 
tain the  following: 

1.  Information  about  alumni  now  dead.  (This  is  re- 
served for  later  publication.) 

2.  Information  received  later  than  October  15. 

3.  Information  regarding  students  who  entered  after  June, 
1903. 

4.  Additional  information  regarding  names  given  in  the 
first  issue.  (Additions  will  be  made  when  the  final  publication 
of  the  directory  is  made.) 

Additional  information  received  from  time  to  time  regard- 
ing alumni  who  were  in  College  during  the  administrations  of 
Presidents  Craven,  Wood,  and  Crowell,  together  with  informa- 
tion regarding  other  alumni  who  were  students  during  the 
administrations  of  Presidents  Kilgo  and  Few,  will  be  pub- 
lished in  succeeding  numbers  of  the  Register.  When  all  nec- 
essary information  has  been  secured,  a  complete  directory 
will  be  issued  in  one  volume  and  a  copy  sent  to  every  sub- 
scriber. 

The  executive  committee  of  the  Association  has  no  small 
task  in  completing  this  direectory,  and  it  urges  the  thorough 
co-operation  of  all  former  students.  In  many  cases  the  infor- 
mation is  not  as  complete  as  it  should  be.  It  is  requested 
that  every  one  who  has  not  given  all  the  data  asked  for  send 
it  in  at  once.  Special  request  is  made  for  information  re- 
garding Trinity  men  who  have  died.  Of  course,  also,  mistakes 
will  occur,  and  it  is  desired  that  corrections  be  made  promptly. 

Address  all  communications  for  this  department  to  R.  L. 


222  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Flowers,  Chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee,  Trinity  Col- 
lege Alumni  Association.] 

Abbreviations:  b.,  the  date  of  birth;  e.,  the  time  of  matriculation,  and 
the  address  at  that  time;  t.,  the  length  of  time  in  college;  m.,  the 
maiden  name  of  wife;  p.,  the  positions  held  and  other  facts;  o.,  present 
occupation. 

Adams,  Alpheus  James:  b.  Aug.  18,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Cary,  N. 
C. ;  m.  Lettie  Thelma  Yates;  o.  dentist.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Adams,  Henry  Bethune,  Jr.:  b.  Nov.  29,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1900, 
Monroe,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '04;  p.  recorder  of  Monroe;  o.  att'y-at-law. 
Address:   Monroe,  N.  C. 

Adams,  Wade  Hill:  b.  Nov.  2,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Denver,  N.  C; 
t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '99;  A.  M.,  '00;  m.  Jane  Douglass  Cockrell;  p.  sec.  and 
treas.  N.  J.  Machine  Co.,  1906-07 ;  o.  sec.  and  director  Durham-Duplex 
Razor  Co.,  N.  Y.    Address:  364  N.  Fullerton  Ave.,  Montclair,  N.  J. 

Aeeen,  Benjamin  Giee:  b.  June  16,  1877;  e.  Oct.,  1896,  Henderson, 
N.  C,  R.  F.  D.;  A.  B.,  '00;  M.  D.  (Columbia  Univ.)  ;  m.  Neita  Watson; 
p.  pres.  Vance  Co.  medical  society;  city  health  officer;  mem.  bd.  health; 
mem.  Vance  Co.  good  road  com.;  o.  physician.  Address:  Henderson, 
N.  C. 

AeerEd,  LinvieeE  H. :  b.  June  14,  1876 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Holly  Springs, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Myrtle  May;  p.  mayor;  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1911- 
1915;  o.  att'y-at-law.     Address:  Smithfield,  N.  C. 

Aespaugh,  John  Wesley:  b.  Jan.  4,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Winston- 
Salem,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Alice  Rose;  o.  traveling  salesman.  Address: 
Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Anderson,  Stephen  Woodard:  b.  April  13,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1897, 
Wilson,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '01;  o.  salesman,  Western  Cartridge  Co.  Ad- 
dress :  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Anderson,  Wade  Hampton  :  b.  Dec.  29,  1876 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Wilson, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '98;  M.  D. ;  m.  Sallie  Harper;  o.  physician.  Address: 
Wilson,  N.  C. 

Arthur,  Cecil  B.:  b.  June  12,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Morehead  City, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06 ;  o.  mgr.  insurance  dept.  Liggett  and  Myers  Tobacco 
Co.    Address:  212  Fifth  Ave.,  New  York. 

Autry,  John  Watson:  b.  May  28,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Vander,  N. 
C;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Miss  Green;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ; 
o.  pastor.    Address:  Nashville,  N.  C. 

Asbell,  John  N. :  b.  April,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Belvidere,  N.  C; 
t.  1  mo.;  p.  teacher;  road  overseer;  sec.  ch.  conf.;  o.  farmer;  mechanic. 
Address:  Belvidere,  N.  C. 


JOHN  COUNCIL  WOOTEN.  "98 
Elected  a  Member  of  the  Board  of  Trustee? 


Register  of  Former  Students  223 

/    Asbury,  Louis  H. :  b.  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Charlotte,  N.  C. ;  A.  B., 
'00;  m.  May  Crosby;  o.  architect.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 
^      Ayers,  Frederick  Wilson  :  b.  Sept.  17,  1880 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Wash- 
Y  ington,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '00;  M.  A.,  '01  (Eastman  Nat'l  Business  College)  ; 
o.  merchant.     Address:  Washington,  N.  C. 

Bagby,  Charles  Whitfield:  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Monroe,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ; 
m.  Frankie  Lenore  Self;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Hickory,  N.  C. 

Bailey,  Robert  Daniel:  b.  Jan.  21,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Bethel 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Fannie  Humphries;  o.  farmer.  Address: 
Woodsdale,  N.  C. 

Baldwin,  Jesse  Armona  :  b.  Jan.  9,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Covington, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '93 ;  m.  Winnie  Watkins  Redf ern ;  p.  prin.  Ellerbee  high 
school;  pastor  Charlotte,  Gastonia,  Reidsville;  o.  pres.  Southern  In- 
dustrial Institute.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Baldwin,  Rufus  Guy:  b.  June  2,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Fayetteville, 
Tenn. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '06 ;  m.  Frances  Bunard  Cowper ;  o.  pres. 
Baldwin,  Prince  &  Co.,  Inc.,  shippers  and  exporters  of  cotton.  Ad- 
dress :  Norfolk,  Va. 

Bangert,  Albert  Hubbard  :  b.  Aug.  29,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1891 ;  t.  1  yr. ; 
p.  real  estate;  o.  mayor,  Newbern,  N.  C.    Address:  Newbern,  N.  C. 

Barbee,  Christopher  Allen  :  b.  Jan.  9,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  High 
Point,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Cora  Annis  Pitts ;  p.  Standard  Oil  Co. ;  o. 
mgr.   furniture  exhibit.     Address:   High  Point,  N.   C. 

Barber,  Samuel  Turner:  b.  Apr.  17,  1868;  e.  Jan.,  1889,  Reidsville, 
N.  C;  t.  3  yrs.;  B.  D.,  '92;  m.  Annie  Palmer;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1892;  o.  pastor  Andrew's  Station.  Address:  An- 
drews, N.  C. 

Barker,  John  Richard:  b.  Mar.  29,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Trenton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr.;  IX.  B.,  '06  (George  Washington  Univ.)  ;  m.  Neta  May; 
o.  att'y-at-law;  co.  supt.  public  schs.    Address:  Trenton,  N.  C. 

Barnes,  Alvis  Decatur:  b.  Jan.  15,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Reidsville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Winifred  Alice  Snow ;  p.  office  mgr.  F.  R.  Penn 
Tobacco  Co.;  o.  gen.  ag't  Christian  Peper  Tobacco  Co.  Address: 
Reidsville,  N.  C. 

Barnett,  Asbury  GillespiE:  b.  Sept.  12,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Mt. 
Airy,  N.  C;  t.  }4  yr. ;  m.  Eva  Brown  Downey;  o.  wholesale  dry-goods 
business.     Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Barnett,  Hugh  McNutt:  b.  Aug.  21,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Mt. 
Airy,  N.  C. ;  m.  Annie  Aiken ;  o.  sec.-treas.  Farris,  Fuller,  Crenshaw 
Co.     Address:  224  Fourth  St.,  Knoxville,  Tenn. 

Barnhardt,  Jesse  Homer:  b.  Feb.  22,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Mt. 
Pleasant,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '99;  m.  Hattie  Misenheimer;  o.  pastor,  Ashe- 


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ville;  sec.  Board  of  Education,  W.  N.  C.  Conf.  Address:  Asheville, 
N.  C. 

Barnhardt,  Zeb  Elonzo:  b.  May  19,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Concord, 
N.  C,  R.  No.  5;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Alma  Kate  Wagg;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1906;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Lenoir,  N.  C. 

Barringer,  Paul  J. :  b.  Sept.  19,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Lockville,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  So.  Cotton  Oil  Co. ;  o.  with  Hoke  Oil  and  Lint  Co. 
Address:  Raeford,  N.  C. 

Beachboard,  Paul  Edwin:  b.  June  3,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Bell 
Buckle,  Tenn. ;  A.  B.,  '05;  m.  Charlotte  Alice  Jones;  p.  sec.-treas.  Lake- 
wood  Public  Service  Co.;  o.  supt.  Cleveland  Akron  Bag  Co.  Address: 
1258  Cohassett  Ave.,  Lakewood,  O. 

Beachboard,  Zachary  P.:  b.  Dec.  26,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Bell 
Buckle,  Tenn.;  A.  B.,  '04;  m.  Alice  Porter  Clark;  p.  teacher,  farmer,' 
contractor  and  builder ;  o.  real  estate  dealer,  lumber  operator,  promoter. 
Address:  Box  163,  Fruitvale,  Cal. 

Best,  James  Arthur:  b  Jan.  26,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Fremont,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '00;  A.  M.,  '02;  m.  Dora  Dees;  p.  prin.  Mt.  Pleasant  acad'y; 
ass't  in  history,  Trinity  Coll.,  1901-02 ;  teacher  in  Durham  high  school, 
1902-03;  treas.  of  trustees  Fremont  graded  sch. ;  o.  merchant.  Address: 
Fremont,  N.  C. 

Bethea,  Chas.  Lambert:  b.  Sept.  23,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Latta, 
S.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  book-keeper.  Address:  312  Red  Cross  St.,  Wilming- 
ton, N.  C. 

BieES,  William  Monroe  :  b.  July  24,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Palmer- 
ville,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ollie  T.  Allen;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1898;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Newton,  N.  C. 

Bivins,  Charles  Madison:  b.  Dec.  13,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Albe- 
marle, N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  p.  South  Mills  Acad.;  Cary  high  sch.; 
Weddington  Acad. ;  high  schs.  in  Shenandoah,  Madison,  and  Rappahan- 
ock  counties,  Va. ;  o.  teacher.     Address:  Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Bivins,  William  Armistead:  b.  Dec.  27,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Albe- 
marle, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '02 ;  m.  Eva  Heitman ;  p.  supt.  Ashboro,  Spencer, 
Bethel  schools ;  prin.  North  Durham,  Elizabeth  City,  Trinity,  Albe- 
marle schs. ;  teacher  High  Point  high  sch. ;  o.  editor  Albemarle  Enter- 
prise.    Address:  Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Blakeney,  Carl  Thomas:  b.  Sept.  13,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Jessie  S.  Nelson;  p.  druggist;  teacher;  o.  bank 
cashier.    Address:  Jefferson,  S.  C. 

Blalock,  Walter  Jackson  :  b.  July  15,  1869 ;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Nor- 
wood, N.  C. ;  t.  \l/i  yrs.;  m.  Fannie  Mangum;  o.  wholesale  lumber 
dealer.     Address:  Norwood,  N.  C. 


Register  oe  Former  Students  225 

Blanchard,  Joseph  Carroll:  b.  June  8,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Hert- 
ford, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '01 ;  m.  Lillian  Evelyn  Ferguson ;  o.  merchant.  Ad- 
dress: Hertford,  N.  C. 

Blanchard,  Julian:  b.  Nov.  10,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Hertford, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '05;  A.  M.,  '09  (Columbia  Univ.);  p.  asst.  in  physics, 
Columbia  Univ.;  prof,  of  engineering,  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  lecturer  in 
physics,  Columbia  Univ.    Address:  1120  Amsterdam  Ave.,  New  York. 

Boggs,  Henry  Patterson:  b.  Dec.  23,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Winston, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '93;  m.  Susie  Taliafero  Norfleet;  p.  prin.  Jonesboro  high 
sch.,  1893-95 ;  supt.  educ.  dept.  Masonic  Home  of  Va.,  1895-01 ;  prin. 
Clarksville,  Va.,  sch.,  1901-02;  prin.  Seneca,  S.  C,  sch.,  1902-04; 
established  personal  education  for  boys,  Seneca,  1905-07;  editor  Seneca 
Journal,  1907-08 ;  personal  education  for  boys,  Glenn  Springs ;  o. 
teacher.    Address:  Glenn  Springs,  S.  C. 

Bost,  Walter  Clarence:  b.  Dec.  4,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Davidson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  hardwood  lumber  inspector ;  o.  cutlery  salesman. 
Address:  Cornelius,  N.  C. 

Bostian,  John  Clyde:  b.  Oct.  21,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Albemarle, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  clerk,  1904-06 ;  mgr.  dry  goods  dept.,  Morrow  Bros., 
Albemarle,  N.  C. ;  o.  sec.-treas.  Bostian  Shoe  Co.  Address:  Albemarle, 
N.  C. 

Bowden,  John  MoselEy  :  b.  May  31,  1873 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Faison, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Rebecca  Carr ;  p.  mgr.  J.  P.  Council's  farm, 
Wananish,  N.  C. ;  o.  farmer  and  trucker.  Address:  Faison,  N.  C,  R. 
F.  D.  No.  3. 

Bowling,  Edgar  Simeon  :  b.  Sept.  6,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Rouge- 
mont,  N.  C. ;  t.  3^4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '99;  commercial  course  certificate;  m. 
Joe  Claiborne  McGwaine;  o.  mgr.  British-American  Tobacco  Co.  Ad- 
dress:  Petersburg,  Va. 

Boyd,  William  Kenneth  :  b.  Jan.  10,  1879 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Weaver- 
ville,  N.  C;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '96;  A.  M.,  '97;  Ph.  D.  (Columbia)  ;  m. 
Pat  LeGrand;  p.  master  of  history,  Trinity  Park  Sch.;  adj.  prof,  of 
history,  Trinity  Coll.,  1901-02;  instructor  in  history,  Dartmouth,  1905- 
06;  o.  prof,  history,  Trinity  Coll.  since  1906.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Bradsher,  Arthur  Brown  :  b.  Jan.  10,  1883 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '04 ;  A.  M.,  '05 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Chadwick  Muse ; 
p.  asst.  foreman,  foreman,  supt.,  factory  mgr.,  tobacco  buyer ;  o.  mgr. 
Export  Leaf  Tob.  Co.     Address:  Box  302,  Petersburg,  Va. 

Breedlove,  Joseph  Penn:  b.  July  14,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Dexter, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '98 ;  A.  M.,  '02 ;  m.  Bessie  W.  Bassett ;  o.  librarian,  Trinity 
College.     Address:   Durham,  N.  C. 

Brown,  Robert  Anderson  :  b.  June  16,  1886 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Suzanne  Kirkland  Crow;  p.  collection  mgr.  At- 


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lantic  Nat'l  Bk.,  Jacksonville,  Fla. ;  treas.  N.  C.  Audubon  Soc,  Raleigh, 
N.  C;  teller  City  Nat'l  Bk.;  o.  banker.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Brown,  Wiuiam  Edwards  :  b.  Dec.  17,  1868 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Hyde 
Co.,  N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '01 ;  m.  Elizabeth  Marvin  Porter ;  p.  mem. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1900;  o.  pastor.  Address:  Bynum, 
N.  C. 

Brown,  William  Henry:  b.  Oct.  23,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Warren- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '02;  m.  Margaret  Elizabeth  Hinton;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1902;  o.  pastor,  Aberdeen  and  Biscoe.  Ad- 
dress: Aberdeen,  N.  C. 

Budd,  Walter  Pemberton  :  b.  June  4,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '04 ;  p.  teacher  in  Durham  High  School ;  mgr.  Chatham 
Lumber  Co.,  1906-13;  vice-pres.  Piper  Roofing  and  Mfg.  Co.,  1913-14; 
o.  sec.-treas.  Budd-Piper  Roofing  Co.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

BueealoE,  James  Henry:  b.  Oct.  4,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  t.  Zl/2  yrs.;  m.  Mattie  Buffaloe ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.,  ..  ;  o.  pastor,  Franklinton  circuit.  Address:  Franklinton,  N.  C. 

Burt,  Samuel  Perry:  b.  Nov.  14,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Centerville, 
N.  C;  t.  3  yrs.;  M.  D.  (P.  and  S.  College,  Baltimore),  '96;  m.  Viola 
Lee  Davis ;  p.  pres.  Franklin  Co.,  N.  C,  med.  soc. ;  physician  to  Louis- 
burg  College;  o.  physician,  surgeon.    Address:  Louisburg,  N.  C. 

Bynum,  Frederick  William  :  b.  Jan.  30,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Pitts- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '04;  m.  Florence  Page;  p.  mayor  Pitts- 
boro ;  chmn.  Dem.  county  ex.  com. ;  co.  att'y ;  mem.  gen.  Assembly, 
1913-15;  o.  att'y-at-law.     Address:  Pittsboro,  N.  C. 

Card,  Wilbur  Wade:  b.  Oct.  29,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Raleigh,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '00;  m.  Anna  Luello  Waldo;  p.  director  physical  training 
Y.  M.  C.  A.,  Mobile,  Ala.,  1901-02;  o.  physical  director,  Trinity  Coll. 
Address:  2.  Minerva  Ave.,  Durham,  N.  C. 

Carden,  Frank  Stamper:  b.  Feb.  6,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Bramwell, 
W.  Va. ;  A.  B.,  '01;  m.  Frances  Campbell;  p.  mem.  gen.  assembly, 
Tenn.,  2  terms;  o.  att'y-at-law;  city  att'y.  Address:  Chattanooga, 
Tenn. 

Carl,  Buford  D. :  b.  Dec.  21,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Concord,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  A.  B.;  D.  D.  S. ;  p.  instructor  at  Balto.  Coll.  D.  S. ;  extractor 
of  dental  staff,  Johns  Hopkins;  o.  dental  specialist.  Address:  330  N. 
Charles  St.,  Baltimore,  Md. 

Carpenter,  Edgar  Clarence:  b.  Jan.  14,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1898, 
Henrietta,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Carrie  Haynes ;  p.  cotton  mill  busines.3; 
o.  supt.  Heath-Ham  Co.    Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Caviness,  Doctor  Newby:  b.  Nov.  18,  1859;  e.  Nov.  12,  1889,  San- 
ford,  N.  C. ;  t.  Zl/z  yrs. ;  m.  Nora  Cummings ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1892;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Morehead  City,  N.  C. 


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Claywell,  James  Addison,  Jr.  :  b.  Nov.  1,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899, 
Morganton,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  o.  asst.  cashier  First  Nat'l  Bank.  Address: 
Morganton,  N.  C. 

ClEGG,  Mark  Bynum  :  b.  April  25,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Pittsboro, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '00 ;  m.  Louise  V.  Hoyle ;  p.  prin.  Belwood  Inst.,  3  yrs ; 
prin.  Waco  high  sch.;  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1904; 
o.  pastor  Henrietta,  Caroleen.    Address:  Henrietta,  N.  C. 

Clement,  John  Henry:  b.  Sept.  26,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Cole,  Arthur  Vance:  b.  Oct.  21,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '05 ;  p.  prin.  Newton  Grove  Acad. ;  Lakewood  school, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  Taylorsville  high  sch. ;  Pilot  Mountain  high  sch. ;  o. 
teacher.     Address:  Oriental,  N.  C. 

Cole,  Edwin  Oswald:  b.  Sept.  21,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Charlotte, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '05 ;  m.  Sue  Garlington ;  o.  pastor,  Kings  Mountain,  N.  C. 
Address:  Kings  Mountain,  N.  C. 

Coltrane,  Jesse  Franklin:  b.  June  3,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Rox- 
boro,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '03;  D.  D.  S.,  '09  (Med.  Coll.  of  Va.)  ;  m.  Nancy 
Etha  Kemp;  p.  Epworth  H.  S.,  Lydia,  S.  C,  1903-05;  Fayetteville 
schools,  1905-06;  instructor  Richmond  Acad.,  1908-09;  o.  dentist.  Ad- 
dress: Zebulon,  N.  C. 

Coltrane,  William  Gannaway:  b.  Aug.  1,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1896, 
Roxboro,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '00;  m.  Alma  Lee  Garrett;  p.  prin.  Ridgeway 
Institute,  Ridgeway,  Va. ;  Manteo  high  school;  supt.  Marion  schools; 
supt.  North  Wilkesboro  schools;  o.  supt.  Elm  City  graded  schools.  Ad- 
dress: Elm  City,  N.  C. 

Colvert,  William  Alexander:  b.  Oct.  28,  1875;  e  Sept.,  1896;  t.  2 
yrs. ;  m.  Mabel  M.  Turner ;  p.  merchant ;  o.  sec.  Turner  ALUs  Co. 
Address:  East  Monbo,  N.  C. 

Connelly,  George  Gilmer:  b.  April  26,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Mor- 
ganton, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '03 ;  o.  leaf  tobacco  buyer  for  Liggett  and  Myers 
Tobacco  Co.     Address:  Connelly  Springs,  N.  C. 

Conrad,  Joseph  L. :  b.  Mar.  15,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Durham,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Cora  Lee  Anderson;  p.  engineer  for  Interstate  Tel.  and 
Tel.  Co.;  o.  electrical  engineering.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Copeland,  Arthur  Saneord  :  b.  Aug.  18,  1869 ;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Wilson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Delia  Edgerton ;  o.  merchant.  Address :  Kinston, 
N.  C. 

Cowan,  John  Raymond:  b.  July  24,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Cleveland, 
Tenn.;  A.  B.,  '00;  A.  M.,  '02;  m.  Delia  K.  Tedder;  p.  w.  newspapers: 
Chattanooga,   Tenn.;    Minneapolis,    St.    Paul,    Minn.;    Louisville,    Ky. ; 


228  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Newark,  N.  J.;  o.  telegraph  editor,  Buffalo  Times.  Address:  427 
Prospect  Ave.,  Buffalo,  N.  Y. 

Craven,  Benton  Reid  :  b.  Sept.  30,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Concord,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '98;  m.  Daisy  Weatherly  Donnell;  p.  book-keeper,  China 
Grove,  N.  C,  1  yr. ;  o.  with  Cone  Export  and  Com.  Co.  Address: 
Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Craven,  Bruce:  b.  May  14,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Trinity,  N.  C;  t. 
1  yr. ;  m.  Clara  Chaffin ;  p.  7  yrs.  supt.  city  schools ;  editor  Winston 
Daily  Journal;  mem.  Nat.  Bar  Asso. ;  Author :  The  Torrens  Land 
Title  System,  Synopsis  of  Corporation  Law;  o.  att'y-at-law,  newspaper 
and  magazine  writer.    Address:  Trinity,  N.  C. 

Crawford,  Leonidas  Wakefield  :  b.  Dec.  23,  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894, 
Durham,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '98;  A.  M.,  '03  (Columbia  Univ.);  m.  Helen 
May  Meridith ;  p.  instructor  Rutherford  Coll. ;  instructor  Polytechnic 
Inst,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y. ;  Tudor  College,  N.  Y. ;  prof.  Sweet  Briar  Coll., 
Va. ;  o.  dean  and  prof.  Eng.  Lit.,  Emory  Coll.  (winter)  ;  asst.  director 
Columbia  Univ.  summer  sch.  Address:  Emory  and  Henry  College, 
Emory,  Va. 

Crawford,  Wade  Hampton  :  b.  May  14,  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Frank- 
lin, N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Frances  Bradford;  p.  prin.  Mansfield  high 
sch. ;  supt.  Patterson  sch.,  La. ;  o.  supt.  schs.    Address :  Andrews,  N.  C. 

Crook,  William  Marvin:  b.  May  7,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Fort 
Mill,  S.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Bashie  Estelle  Farmer;  p.  chief  engineer, 
A.  G.  I.  A.  Reog.  Co.,  Tefto,  Ga. ;  consulting  engineer,  Ware  Co.,  Ga. ; 
Jefferson  Co.,  Ga. ;  Midville,  Ga. ;  Louisville,  Ga. ;  o.  civil  and  consult- 
ing engineer.     Address:  Macon,  Ga. 

Culberson,  Don  L.:  b.  Oct.  14,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Roberdel, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Willie  Sellars ;  p.  supt.  Copelsia  Cotton  Mills ;  over- 
seer carding  and  spinning,  Randolph  Mfg.  Co.;  o.  supt.  Ledbetter  Mfg. 
Co.    Address:  Rockingham,  N.  C. 

Culbreth,  James  Marvin:  b.  Jan.  13,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Kenly, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '00;  B.  D.  (Vanderbilt  Univ.)  ;  m.  Clara  Elizabeth  Tra- 
wick;  p.  pastor  Epworth  Ch.,  Raleigh;  Trinity,  Wilmington;  Smith- 
field;  o.  asst.-sec.  Epworth  League.  Address:  810  Broadway,  Nash- 
ville, Tenn. 

Curtis,  Benjamin  Stephen:  b.  July  11,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Lusher, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Hattie  Maye  Madden ;  o.  att'y-at-law ;  real  estate 
dealer.    Address:  Ardmore,  Okla. 

Curtis,  Zebulon  Frazier:  b.  Mar.  14,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Luther, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '96;  A.  M.,  '97;  m.  Katherine  Chambers;  p. 
mem.  city  school  board;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Daniels,  Arthur  S. :  b.  Dec.  24,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Wanchese, 
N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Edna  Petre;  p.  merchant,  1897-1911,  Wan- 


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chese,  N.  C. ;  o.  sec.-treas.  Globe  Fish  Co.  Address:  Elizabeth  City, 
N.  C. 

Dixon,  Benjamin  Franklin:  b.  May  29,  1879;  e.  Feb.,  1898,  Shelby, 
N.  C;  t.  4  yrs.,  2  mo.;  A.  B.,  '03;  A.  M. ;  LL.  B.  (Columbia  Univ.)  ; 
p.  state  auditor ;  prosecuting  att'y,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  mem.  N.  C.  and 
N.  Y.  Bars ;  author  of  legal  articles  in  encyclopedias ;  sec.  legislative 
freight  rate  com.;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Dixon,  Frances  Ernest:  b.  Oct.  14,  1872;  e.  Jan.,  1895,  Maple 
Cypress,  N.  C. ;  t.  2^  yrs.;  m.  Nannie  West;  p.  mem.  Pacific  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1900;  o.  pastor, 
Stedman  circuit.    Address:  Stedman,  N.  C. 

Dowd,  Orren  Weseey:  b.  Oct.  28,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Carbonton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mollie  Wiles ;  p.  teacher,  pastor ;  mem.  Pacific  Conf., 
M.  E.  Chv  S.,  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Gibson. 
Address:  Gibson,  N.  C. 

Duncan,  Charles  Lucas  :  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Beaufort,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ; 
M.  D.  (Univ.  Md.)  ;  m.  Clyde  Mason;  o.  physician.  Address:  Beau- 
fort, N.  C. 

Edwards,  Linus  M. :  b.  May  19,  1880 ;  e.  Durham,  N.  C. ;  m.  Mary 
Elizabeth  Eure;  o.  dentist.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Egerton,  Charees  Edward  Davis  :  b.  Apr.  10,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899, 
Louisburg,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '03;  p.  w.  Gen.  Electric  Co.,  1904-07;  supt. 
elec.  dept.,  Wilson,  N.  C. ;  statistician,  C.  P.  and  L.  Co.,  1910-12;  o. 
electrical  engineer,  Yadkin  River  Power  Co.  Address:  Rockingham, 
N.  C. 

Eeias,  Lewis  W.:  b.  Dec.  11,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Franklin,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '99;  m.  Frances  R.  Carter;  o.  physician.  Address:  Asheville, 
N.  C. 

Eeeington,  Richard  Lindsey:  b.  Oct.  4,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Reids- 
ville,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  B.  S.,  Univ.  N.  C.  and  Guilford  College;  p.  teller, 
Citizens  Bank,  Reidsville;  o.  leaf  dept,  Liggett  and  Myers  Tob.  Co. 
Address:   Reidsville,  N.  C. 

Eeeiott,  Arthur  G. :  b.  Sept.  6,  1883 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Durham,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '04;  p.  office  of  reg.  deeds,  Durham,  N.  C,  1905-06;  o.  civil 
engineer.    Address:  Washington,  N.  C. 

Elliott,  Eugene  W.:  b.  May  4,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  West  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Cora  Mangum;  p.  farmer;  life  insurance 
ag't.,  1906-07;  o.  pastor,  Cascade.     Address:  Cascade,  Va. 

Ethridge,  Robert  Bruce:  b.  July  31,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  A.  B.,  '99; 
p.  supt.  of  schools;  clerk  Superior  Court;  mem.  N.  C.  legislature; 
state  senator;  0.  cashier,  Bank  of  Manteo,  postmaster.  Address:  Man- 
teo,  N.  C. 


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Farabow,  Preston  Thomas:  b.  Nov.  10,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Stem, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Kate  McD.  Sharpe ;  p.  book-keeper,  farmer,  cashier, 
Bank  of  Carthage;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Carthage,  N.  C. 

Farnell,  Daniel  Newton:  b.  April  25,  1858;  e.  Jan.,  1879,  Swans- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '82;  m.  Alice  William  Russell;  p.  observer  U.  S. 
Weather  Bureau,  traveling  correspondent  Wilmington  (N.  C.)  Mes- 
senger, editor  Dunn  (N.  C.)  Signboard,  clerk  in  U.  S.  postoffice  dept., 
ag't  A.  C.  L.  Ry.,  at  Suffolk,  Va. ;  clerk  in  House  of  Rep.  U.  S.,  travel- 
ing salesman;  o.  organizer,  Order  of  Owls.  Address:  813  Bank  St.,  Suf- 
folk, Va. 

Fink,  Fletcher  N. :  b.  Jan.  22,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Concord,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '03;  m.  Jessie  K.  Shelton ;  p.  chief  clerk  in  mechanical  dept. 
Isthmian  Canal  Com.;  o.  chief  clerk,  Am.  Tel.  and  Tel.  Co.  Address: 
1000  East  Ave.,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Fitzgerald,  John  Hampton:  b.  Nov.  25,  1865;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Sa- 
perea,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '95 ;  m.  Clara  Genevieve  McCaughan ;  p.  pastor, 
Winston  circuit,  Durango,  Mazethan,  Torreon ;  presiding  elder,  Dur- 
ango,  Chihuahua,  and  El  Paso  districts ;  o.  missionary.  Address :  El 
Paso,  Texas. 

Flowers,  Charles  Eugene:  b.  Oct.  23,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Tay- 
lorsville,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  Pacific  Coast  representative  of  Leonard 
and  Barrows,  and  Grover.    Address:  Essex  Hotel,  Boston,  Mass. 

Flowers,  George  Horace  :  b.  May  23,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Taylors- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '01 ;  m.  Blanche  Lacey  Patton ;  foreman,  supt., 
mgr.  of  British  Am.  Tob.  Co.,  leaf  dept.;  o.  local  mgr.  Export  Leaf 
Tob.  Co.    Address:  Richmond,  Va. 

Foard,  Henry  Gilbert:  b.  Oct.  12,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Wilming- 
ton, N.  C;  A.  B.,  '06;  p.  special  ag't.  N.  C.  Carolina  Ins.  Co.,  Wil- 
mington, N.  C. ;  o.  special  agt.  The  Home  Insurance  Co.  of  N.  Y. 
in  N.  C.  and  S.  C.    Address:  403  Chestnut  St.,  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Forbes,  Fred  James:  b.  Jan.  11,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Greenville,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1^2  yrs.;  m.  Blanche  C.  Mayo;  o.  bank  cashier.  Address:  Green- 
ville, N.  C. 

Ford,  Fred  L. :  b.  Mar.  17,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Reidsville,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  o.  cashier,  Bank  of  Columbus.    Address:  Vineland,  N.  C. 

Fortune,  Walter  Harlen  :  b.  Nov.  9,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Ashe- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Marion  Blackley;  o.  feed  and  coal  business. 
Address:  Damascus,  Va. 

Franklin,  Earl  Rufein:  b.  Jan.  9,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Raleigh, 
N.  C,  No.  4;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  A.  M. ;  p.  prin.  Merry  Oaks  high  sch. ;  o. 
supt.  schools.    Address:  Pittsboro,  N.  C. 


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Franklin,  Gideon  Edwards  :  b.  June  12,  1855 ;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Elkin, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  1  yr.  in  Cal.  State  Normal  Sch. ;  p.  teacher ;  o.  farmer 
and  walnut  grower.    Address :  Carpinteria,  Santa  Barbara  Co.,  Cal. 

FrizzellE,  Jesse  Paul:  b.  Sept.  2,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Snow  Hill, 
N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '04;  two  years  in  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.;  m. 
Nina  Warner  Frizzelle;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Snow  Hill,  N.  C. 

FrizzellE,  Mark  T. :  b.  Oct.  26,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Snow  Hill, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '03;  o.  physician.    Address:  Ayden,  N.  C. 

Gibbons,  John  Partridge:  b.  May  12,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Jones- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '98;  m.  Virginia  Garrett  Ware;  p.  w.  Standard 
Oil  Co.,  1898-1903;  o.  broker.     Address:  Hamlet,  N.  C. 

Gibbons,  Lemuel  Hardy:  b.  July  12,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Wil- 
mington, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '03;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Jonesboro,  N.  C. 

Gibson,  Edward  Herbert:  b.  Feb.  18,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Gibson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr.  2  mo.;  m.  Edith  M.  Gibson;  p.  mayor  Laurinburg; 
trial  justice,  criminal  court,  Scotland  County;  o.  att'y-at-law.  Ad- 
dress: Laurinburg,  N.  C. 

Gibson,  Francis  Duncan:  b.  Nov.  23,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Gibson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Myra  Parks;  p.  asst.-cashier,  Bank  of  Gibson;  o. 
farmer.    Address :  Gibson,  N.  C. 

Gibson,  LeRoy  Bruce:  b.  Oct.  30,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Gibson,  N. 
C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  p.  book-keeper;  o.  soldier.  Address:  9th  Inf.  Com.,  Lando, 
Texas. 

Gibson,  Noah  F.:  b.  Dec.  29,  1877;  e.  Sept,  1897,  Gibson,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Hattie  M.  Adams;  o.  planter.    Address:  Gibson,  N.  C. 

Giles,  Denison  Foy  :  b.  July  26,  1880 ;  e.  Sept,  1899,  Dunn,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs.;  attended  U.  N.  C.  1  yr. ;  m.  Katherine  Lee  Reed;  p.  prin. 
Marion,  N.  C,  school ;  supt.  McDowell  Co.  schools ;  o.  supt.  Wake 
Co.  schools.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Giles,  Marvin  Stamey:  b.  July  1,  1878;  e.  Sept,  1897,  Mt.  Pleas- 
ant, N.  C. ;  A.  B,  '01 ;  p.  supt.  Hope  Mills  school,  Apex  school ;  county 
supt.  schools  of  McDowell  Co. ;  o.  supt.  of  graded  sch.  Glen  Alpine. 
Address:  Glen  Alpine,  N.  C. 

Godwin,  Hannibal  Lafayette:  b.  Nov.  3,  1873;  e.  Jan,  1895, 
Dunn,  N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  LL.  B.  (Univ.  N.  C.)  ;  m.  Mattie  Block 
Barnes ;  p.  mayor  Dunn,  N.  C,  1897 ;  mem.  State  Senate,  1903 ;  pres. 
elector,  1904;  mem.  Congress,  6th  N.  C.  dist,  since  1907;  o.  mem.  of 
Congress.    Address :  Dunn,  N.  C. 

GoodE,  HarlEy:  b.  Dec.  30,  1882;  e.  Sept,  1899,  Connelly  Springs, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  A.  B,  '03  (Peabody  Coll.);  m.  Mrs.  Roberta  May 
Faw;  o.  ry.  postal  clerk.    Address:  Connelly  Springs,  N.  C. 

Gorham,  Louis  Rhodes:  b.  Dec.  14,  1875;  e.  Sept,   1896,  Battle- 


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boro,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  D.  D.  S.,  '06  (Balto.  College  of  Dental  Surgery)  ; 
m.  Mary  Cherry  Bryan;  p.  teacher,  book-keeper;  o.  dentist.  Address: 
322  Sunset  Ave.,  Rocky  Mount,  N.  C. 

Guthrie,  Guy  Moore:  b.  Nov.  27,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Engelhard, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Etta  Clark;  o.  prin.  Engelhard  graded  sch.  Ad. 
dress:  Engelhard,  N.  C. 

Hall,  William  Holland:  b.  Nov.  29,  1884;  e.  Supt,  1902,  Wil- 
mington, N.  C;  t.  3V2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  A.  M.,  '09;  2  yrs.  U.  S.  Naval 
Academy;  1  yr.  Univ.  Mich;  p.  prin.  Columbia  (N.  C.)  school;  teacher 
Math.,  Wilson  high  sch.;  o.  asst.  prof.  Civil  Engineering,  Trinity  Coll. 
Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Hammond,  Alfred  F. :  b.  Dec.  29,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Trenton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  M.  D. ;  m.  Dollie  V.  Kqpnce ;  p.  supt.  health,  Jones 
Co.;  life  insurance  exam'r;  o.  physician.    Address:  Pollocksville,  N.  C. 

Hanes,  Pleasant  Hubur,  Jr.:  b.  Mar.  5,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1896, 
Winston-Salem,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '00 ;  m.  Evelyn  Wills  Hazen ;  o.  sec- 
treas.,  P.  H.  Hanes  K't'g  Co.    Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

HarrEll,  Costen  Jordan  :  b.  Feb.  12,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  A.  M.,  B.  D.,  (Vanderbilt)  ;  p.  clerk  Correspondence 
School,  Nashville,  Tenn.,  4  yrs.;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S., 
since  1910;  o.  pastor,  Mangum  Street  Church.  Address:  Durham, 
N.  C. 

Harrison,  Edward  Norman:  b.  Dec.  20,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Wel- 
don,  N.  C. ;  t.  2^  yrs. ;  m.  Helen  G.  Ditmars ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1905;  o.  pastor,  Caswell  Street  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.  Ad- 
dress: Kinston,  N.  C. 

Hendren,  LinvillE  Laurentine:  b.  Mar.  3,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1896, 
New  Berne,  N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '00;  A.  M.,  '01;  Ph.  D.  (Columbia 
Univ.);  m.  Virginia  Bryan;  p.  asst.  in  Physics,  Columbia  Univ.;  adj. 
prof.  Applied  Math.,  Trinity  College ;  o.  prof.  Physics  and  Astronomy, 
Univ.  of  Ga.    Address:  Athens,  Ga. 

Henry,  James  Thomas:  b.  Mar.  24,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Acton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '98;  A.  M.,  '00;  m.  Marguerite  Annie  Harris; 
p.  supt.  schools;  o.  teacher.    Address:  Hampton,  S.  C. 

Highsmith,  John  Henry:  b.  Oct.  5,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Durham, 
N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '00;  A.  M.,  '02;  Teachers'  College,  Columbia 
University,  1904-06;  m.  Lula  Johnson;  p.  prin.  gram,  school,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  prof.  Philosophy  and  Bible,  Meredith  College;  conductor  of 
teachers'  institutes;  instructor  in  summer  session,  State  Normal  Coll.; 
o.  prof.  Education.    Address:  Wake  Forest  College,  N.  C. 

Hobgoood,  Alton  Sanders:  b.  Apr.  30,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '06 ;  Trinity  College  Law  Sch.,  one  yr. ; 
p.  stenographer;  o.  atty-at-law.     Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 


Register  op  Former  Students  233 

Hobgood,  Robert  Maynard:  b.  Oct.  16,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Lizzie  Holloway;  o.  gen.  del.  and  stamp 
clerk,  U.  S.  post  office.    Address:  410  Roxboro  St.,  Durham,  N.  C. 

HoldEn,  Joseph  Edgar:  b.  Jan.  1,  1869;  e.  Jan.,  1897,  Beaumont, 
N.  C;  t.  3y2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '00;  m.  Mattie  King  Angell;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1900;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Norlina,  N.  C. 

Holton,  Thomas  Alfred:  b.  July  24,  1882;  e.  Sept.  11,  1902, 
Grifton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06 ;  m.  Bessie  Craver ;  p.  prin.  Courtney  Acade- 
my, Stem  high  school,  East  Durham  high  school ;  supt.  Roper  schs. ; 
instructor  in  math.,  Winston-Salem  High  School;  o.  supt.  Albemarle 
schools.    Address:  Albemarle,  N.  C. 

Hoover,  Edwin  Francis:  b.  Oct.  5,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Bell  Buckle, 
Tenn. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.;  m.  Bessie  King;  p.  dept.  Greek  and  Latin, 
Clebarro  College,  Cleburne,  Tex. ;  o.  prin.  Smyrna  high  school.  Ad- 
dress :  Smyrna,  Tenn. 

Hornaday,  Clieeord  Lee  :  b.  Apr.  5,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Ridgeway, 
N.  C;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '02;  A.  M.,  '05;  m.  Bessie  Jones;  p.  instructor 
in  Trinity  Park  School  since  graduation;  o.  teacher.  Address:  Trinity 
Park,  Durham,  N.  C. 

Horton,  Daniee  W. :  b.  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  y2 
yr. ;  m.  Georgia  Farthing;  o.  shoe  merchant.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Hoyle,  Caleb  W. :  b.  Mar.  16,  1874 ;  e.  Jan.,  1894,  Monroe,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Lillie  Love  Stroup ;  o.  druggist.    Address :  Fallston,  N.  C. 

Hoyle,  E.  Marvin:  b.  Aug.  25,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Delight,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '04;  m.  Olive  Leola  Turner;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.  and  W.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1903;  o.  pastor,  Asheville.  Address: 
210  Patton  Ave.,  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Hoyle,  Geo.  A.:  b.  June  17,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Belwood,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Lucy  Barber;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Shelby,  N.  C. 

Hoyle,  John  William:  b.  June  22,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Belwood, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  m.  Civilla  C.  Cranford;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  and  W. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1896;  o.  pastor,  Sparta.  Address: 
Sparta,  N.  C. 

Howland,  William  Franklin  :  b.  Feb.  2,  1876 ;  e.  Jan.,  1895, 
Beaufort,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Mary  Elizabeth  Mcintosh ;  p.  railroad 
supt.;  o.  asst.  postmaster.    Address:  Henderson,  N.  C. 

Huckabee,  James  Gaston:  b.  June  22,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Albe- 
marle, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '04;  p.  foreman;  o.  American  Tob.  Co.  Address: 
Durham,  N.  C. 

Hunt,  Robert  Eugene:  b.  Oct.  18,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Burlington, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Emery  Murray;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.  and  W. 


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N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1901;  o.  pastor,  Taylorsville.  Address: 
Taylorsville,  N.  C. 

Jones,  Americus  :  b.  July  18,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Stem,  N.  C; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Pattie  Davis;  p.  prin.  Ingleside  acad.,  1903-07;  Stem 
high  school,  1907-08;  Lyons,  1908-09;  Casar,  1909-10;  Ingleside,  1910-12; 
o.  farmer;  local  preacher,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.    Address:  Louisburg,  N.  C. 

Jones,  Otho  Jerome:  b.  May  21,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Mt.  Island, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '02;  m.  Sallie  Alston  Bonner;  p.  teacher;  mem.  W.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Wilkesboro.  Address:  Wilkesboro, 
N.  C. 

Jones,  William  Cecil:  b.  June  22,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Beaufort, 
N.  C;  t.  2y2  yrs.;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1906; 
o.  pastor,  Tryon.    Address:  Tryon,  N.  C. 

Kelly,  Richard  Cecil:  b.  Dec.  24,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Bramwell, 
W.  Va.;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  Trinity  College  Law  School  two  yrs.; 
m.  Ellen  Mordecai;  o.  att'y-at-law.     Address:  Ashboro,  N.  C. 

Kime,  John  W. :  b.  Jan.  4,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Concord,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Emma  Milliken;  o.  pay-master.    Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Kugimiya,  Tokio  :  b.  Mar.  13,  1871 ;  e.  Oct.,  1900,  Japan ;  t.  3  yrs. ; 
A.  B.,  '03;  m.  Luga  Tatsuji;  p.  pastor,  Hiroshima,  10  yrs.;  o.  pastor, 
editor.    Address:  M.  E.  Church,  W.  Osaka,  Japan. 

Lackey,  Otis  Brantley:  b.  Sept.  26,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Morgan- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr.,  3  mo.;  m.  Martha  Crowley;  p.  asst.  res.  eng. 
L.  &  N.  Ry. ;  res.  eng.  S.  W.  Ry. ;  asst.  roadmaster  So.  Ry. ;  contrac- 
tor; o.  resident  engineer,  So.  Ry.  Co.    Address:  Memphis,  Tenn. 

Lambeth,  Charles  Franklin:  b.  Oct.  18,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1900, 
Thomasville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '04;  m.  Mary  Johnson;  p.  pres.  Standard 
Chair  Co.;  pres.  First  Nat'l  Bank;  mem.  Board  of  Trustees  of  Trinity 
Coll.;  o.  chair  m'f'g.    Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Lambeth,  James  Erwin  :  b.  July  5,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Thomas- 
ville, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Mary  Helen  McAuley;  p.  v. -pres.  Standard 
Chair  Co.;  o.  m'f'g.    Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Lambeth,  William  Arnold:  b.  Oct.  5,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1898, 
Thomasville,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '01;  B.  D.  (Yale),  '04;  A.  M.  (Harvard), 
'05 ;  m.  Evelyn  Walker ;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since 
1906;  o.  pastor,  Reidsville.    Address:  Reidsville,  N.  C. 

Lance,  Charles  Martin:  b.  Apr.  7,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Avery's 
Creek;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '03;  m.  Ava  Malessie  Clendenin;  p.  mem.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1903;  o.  pastor,  Southport  Station.  Ad- 
dress :  Southport,  N.  C. 

Lane,  John  B. :  b.  Jan.  14,  1875;  e.  Oct.,  1890,  Eureka,  N.  C;  t.  3 
yrs.;  m.  Louise  Person;  p.  sec.-treas.  Fremont  Oil  Mill  Co.;  o.  farmer, 
m'f'g.     Address:  Fremont,  N.  C. 


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Langston,  John  Dallas:  b.  Mar.  22,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  West 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '03 ;  m.  Mary  Williams  Williamson ;  p.  mem. 
Gov.  Craig's  personal  staff  with  rank  of  Col. ;  teacher,  Stedman, 
N.  C,  and  Goldston,  N.  C. ;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Lassiter,  Edgar  Wingate:  b.  Nov.  9,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Rich 
Square,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '01;  M.  D.,  '09  (Univ.)  ;  m.  Mary  R.  Vann;  p. 
merchant;  farmer;  o.  physician,  surgeon.    Address:  Rich  Square,  N.  C. 

Law,  Robert  Adger:  b.  Mar.  8,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Spartanburg, 
S.  C. ;  t.  1  yr.;  A.  M.,  '02;  m.  Elizabeth  Mortimer  Manigault;  p. 
instructor  English  (Harvard),  1905-06;  editor:  Romeo  and  Juliet 
(Arden  Shakespeare)  ;  Henry  VI,  Pt.  Ill  (Tudor  Shakespeare)  ;  o. 
associate  prof.  Eng.  Univ.  of  Texas.    Address:  Austin,  Texas. 

Lawton,  Robert  Oswald:  b.  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Brighton,  S.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  A.  B.,  (Wofford)  ;  m.  Anne  Pattillo  Simpson;  p.  asst.  in 
English,  Wofford;  prof.  English,  Lander  College;  mem.  S.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  Author :  The  Greatest  of  These,  The  Making  of  a 
Home;  o.  pastor,  N.  Augusta.     Address:  North  Augusta,  S.  C. 

LEE,  Eli  Franklin  :  b.  Mar.  28,  1879 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Newton  Grove, 
N.  C;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '05;  A.  M.,  '08  (Col.  Univ.);  graduated  at 
Union  Theological  Seminary,  N.  Y.,  1909;  m.  Elsie  Barbee;  p.  asst. 
pastor  Arlington  Ave.  Pres.  Ch.,  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.,  1907-08;  pastor,  St. 
Alban's  Pres.  Ch.,  St.  Alban's,  L.  I.,  1909-12;  W.  End  Presbyt.  Ch., 
Birmingham,  Ala.,  1912-13 ;  o.  pastor,  Buffalo  and  Midway  Presbyt. 
Churches.     Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

LEE,  William  Bowman:  b.  July  16,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  B.  D.,  '91;  m.  Mamie  Fonville;  p.  co-prin.  Kinston 
College,  N.  C;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  pres.  Granberry 
College,  Brazil ;  o.  dean  of  theol.  dept.,  Granbery  Coll. ;  director  Gran- 
bery  Coll.  Mission.    Address:  Juiz  de  Fora,  Brazil. 

Liles,  Joseph  Frank:  b.  Dec.  15,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Tarboro, 
N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '02;  Univ.  N.  C.  Law  Sch.,  1906;  m.  Mattie 
Elizabeth  Stancill ;  p.  teacher,  4  yrs. ;  post-master,  Tarboro,  N  C, 
1910-14;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Tarboro,  N.  C. 

Liles,  Paul  Wilson:  b.  Dec.  21,  1879;  e.  Jan.,  1900,  Tarboro,  N.  C; 
t.  3j4  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '03 ;  m.  Bessie  Inez  von  Santen ;  o.  traffic  mgr.,  So. 
Bell  Tel.  Co.    Address :  Savannah,  Ga. 

LinnEy,  Romulus  Z. :  b.  July  1,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Taylorsville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Lessie  N.  Townsend ;  p.  surgeon  Frisco  R.  R. ; 
pres.  co.  med.  society;  pres.  U.  S.  Pension  Board;  co.  physician 
Woods  Co.,  Okla. ;  o.  physician.    Address:  Hopton,  Okla. 

Little,  Lee  Ledbetter:  b.  July  29,  1857;  e.  Sept.,  1875,  Ansonville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Lula  Smith,  (2)  Julia  Lockhart;  o.  farmer; 
real  estate  dealer.    Address:  Ansonville,  N.  C. 


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LittlEjohn,  David  Hall:  b.  Aug.  25,  1877;  e.  Jan.,  1896,  Charlotte, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2y2  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '98;  p.  reporter,  Charlotte  News;  o.  reporter, 
Charlotte  News.     Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Livengood,  Charles  Harris:  b.  Dec.  11,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '04;  m.  Mary  Blackwell  Johnson;  p.  foreman;  o. 
asst.  supt.  W.  Duke,  Sons  &  Co.     Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Lockhart,  Walter  Samuel:  A.  B.,  '04;  LL.  B.,  '13;  p.  instructor  in 
History,  Trinity  Park  Sch. ;  o.  att'y-at-law,  prof,  of  Law,  Trinity  Coll. 
Law  Sch.     Address:  401  Watts  St.,  Durham,  N.  C. 

Lowdermilk,  William  Steele:  b.  Jan.  29,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1900; 
A.  B.,  '04;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  m.  Aimie  Horan ;  p.  judge 
co.  court;  co.  att'y;  o.  att'y-at-law.     Address:  Rockingham,  N.  C. 

Lucas,  William  A.:  b.  Feb.  11,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Lucama,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mamie  Doss  Jennings;  p.  co.  att'y,  Wilson  Co.,  1  yr. ; 
city  att'y,  1910-13;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Lyon,  George  Leonidas:  b.  Feb.  3,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Annie  Snowden  Carr.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

McAdams,  Charles  Rupert:  b.  Jan.  23,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Siler 
City,  N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  med.  coll.,  1908-12;  m.  Grace  Eloise  Ezell;  p. 
supt.  High  Point  Furniture  Co.,  1903-08;  o.  physician.  Address: 
Pineville,  N.  C. 

McAfee,  William  Fort  :  b.  Mar.  4,  1880 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Smithville, 
Ga. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Kathleen  Salter;  (2)  Lucile  Pipkin;  p.  tax  as- 
sessor; salesman;  A.  T.  Co.;  International  Harvester  Co.;  o.  treas. 
Lee  Co.;  salesman  I.  H.  Co.    Address:  Smithville,  Ga. 

March,  George  Markham  :  b.  Sept.  5,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Mobile, 
Ala. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  A.  B. ;  m.  Ellie  McMurphy ;  p.  buyer  "mill  supply 
House";  real  estate;  prop,  stationery  store;  prop,  building  contractors' 
establishment;  o.  farmer.     Address:  Theodore,  Ala.,  Route  2. 

Markham,  Charles  Blackwell:  b.  Oct.  8,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1902, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '06;  A.  M.,  '07;  Columbia  Univ., 
1907-08;  m.  Sadie  Hackney;  o.  asst.  prof.  Mathematics;  asst.  treas., 
Trinity  Coll.     Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Matthews,  Martin  Luther:  b.  Nov.  7,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  East 
Bend,  N.  C. ;  t.  J^yr. ;  m.  Ruth  Huff ;  p.  prin.  Union  high  school,  East 
Bend;  prin.  Wilkesboro  Seminary;  o.  physician.  Address:  Cameron, 
N.   C. 

Meacham,  Charles  Thomas:  b.  May  8,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1894;  t.  2 
yrs.;  m.  Susan  H.  Pollock;  p.  mgr.  Chesterfield  Mfg.  Co.,  Petersburg, 
Va. ;  7  yrs.;  frt.  agt.  W.  A.  C.  L.  Ry.,  12  yrs.;  o.  brick  mfg. ;  frt.  agt. 
Address:  New  Bern,  N.  C. 

Midgette,  Garland  Eugene:  b.  Jan.   17,  1874;   e.  Jan.,   1896,  Wil- 


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liamston,  N.  C;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  Wake  Forest  Law  Sch.,  1899-1900;  m. 
Mary  Buxton;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1907;  Co.  att'y;  o.  att'y-at- 
law.     Address:  Jackson,  N.  C. 

Mims,  Hugh  Forrest:  b.  Jan.  5,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Newport, 
Tenn. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Isa  B.  White;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Morris- 
town,  Tenn. 

Moore,  Alonzo  Gibbons  :  b.  July  23,  1879 ;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Faison, 
N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '05 ;  m.  Hallie  Thomason ;  p.  stenog.  and  court 
reporter  for  district  att'y,  Yuma  Co.,  Arizona ;  head  stenog.  accounting 
dept.  Edison  Electric  Co.  Los  Angeles ;  auditor  Mexican  Nat'l  Gas 
Co.  Mexico  City;  o.  accountant,  Mexican  Petroleum  Co.  Address: 
1015  Security  Bldg.,  Los  Angeles,  Cal. 

Morgan,  John  AelEn  :  b.  Nov.  5,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Ridgeville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '06;  A.  M.,  '07;  m.  Flora  May  Wrenn;  p.  acting 
asst.  prof.  Economics,  Trinity,  1910-11;  o.  asst.  prof.  Econ.,  Middle- 
bury  Coll.    Address:  Middlebury,  Vt. 

Morgan,  Samuee  Goodeoe  :  b.  Apr.  6,  1879 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Ridge- 
ville, N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mrs.  Minnie  Murphy;  p.  book-keeper,  tob. 
warehouse,  Roxboro  and  Durham,  N.  C. ;  o.  cashier,  Citizens  and 
Farmers  Bank.    Address:  Mebane,  N.  C. 

Murph,  Daniee  Shuford:  b.  Dec.  31,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  St. 
Matthews,  S.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  A.  M.,  '03 ;  p.  instructor  in  Trinity  Park 
Schs. ;  county  supt.  educ,  Calhoun  Co.,  S.  C. ;  o.  clerk  to  U.  S. 
House  of  Rep.  Com.  on  Agriculture.  Address:  452  House  Office  Build- 
ing, Washington,  D.  C. 

Muse,  Curtis  MarlEy:  b.  Apr.  15,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Carthage, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  Univ.  N.  C.  Law  Sch.;  m.  Mattie  Brownley  Cherry; 
p.  mayor,  Carthage,  co.  att'y  Harnett  Co.,  4  yrs. ;  mem.  N.  C.  state 
Senate,  1915 ;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address :  Carthage,  N.  C. 

Needham,  Jeremiah  B.:  b.  July  24,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Bliss, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '98;  m.  Maud  Sheets;  o.  pastor,  Princeton.  Address: 
Princeton,  Cal. 

Newboed,  Nathan  Carter  :  b.  Dec.  27,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Chapa- 
noke,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Mabel  Wooten;  (2)  Eugenia  Lou  Brad- 
sher;  p.  prin.  Leasburg  Acad.,  1895-97;  co-prin.,  La  Grange  high  sch., 
1897-1900;  supt.  Asheboro  graded  school,  1900-02;  supt.  Roxboro  grad- 
ed school,  1902-08 ;  supt.  Washington  public  schools,  1908-13 ;  chm. 
Person  Co.  Bd.  of  Ed.,  2  yrs.;  o.  state  agt.  rural  schools.  Address: 
Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Newsom,  Daeeas  Walton:  b.  Oct.  24,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Little- 
ton, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '99;  m.  Tempe  Battle;  p.  private  sec.  to  Comptroller 
of  Customs,  Havana,  Cuba,  1900;  pres.  Durham  Book  and  Stationery 
Co.;  o.  treas.  and  registrar,  Trinity  Coll.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 


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Newsom,  Marion  Eugene:  b.  Mar.  4,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Littleton, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  'OS ;  m.  Annie  Laurie  Long ;  o.  mgr.  Durham  Book  & 
Stationery  Co.     Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Nicholson,  John  Lawrence:  b.  May  2,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1896, 
Washington,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  M.  D.  (Univ.  Md.)  ;  m.  Frances  Hill; 
o.  physician.    Address:  Washington,  N.  C. 

Nicholson,  Lloyd  Carlton  :  e.  Jan.  1896,  Richlands,  N.  C. ;  t. 
4y2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  A.  M.;  B.  S.,  (E.  E.,  Univ.  Mo.)  ;  m.  Florence  Kent 
Thompson;  p.  adj.  prof.  Applied  Mathematics,  Trinity  Coll.,  1902-03; 
inst.  Elec.  Engineering,  Univ.  Mo.,  1903-04;  o.  elect,  engineer,  Niagara, 
Lockport,  and  Int.  P.  Co.  Address:  No.  3,  Sagamore  Terrace,  Buffalo, 
N.  Y. 

Nicks,  Samuel  Freeman  :  b.  Jan.  21,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Graham, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '03;  m.  Emma  C.  Woods;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.,  since  1903;  o.  pastor,  Milton  Circuit.    Address:  Milton,  N.  C. 

Noblitt,  Frank  Bascom  :  b.  Aug.  3,  1869 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Old  Fort, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '03;  m.  Daisy  Pearl  Ownbey;  p.  teacher;  o. 
pastor.     Address:   Elon  College,   N.   C. 

Norman,  James  Wood:  b.  June  27,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Plymouth, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '02;  m.  Edna  Sallenger;  p.  prin.  Smithfield  (Va.)  ;  high 
sch.,  1902-13;  o.  supt.  schools.    Address:  Plymouth,  N.  C. 

North,  Harry  Maurice:  b.  Mar.  16,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Jones- 
boro,  N.  C;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '99;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.,  since  1899;  head-master  Trinity  Park  School;  o.  pastor,  Memorial 
Ch.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Norton,  Andrew  Martin  :  b.  Mar.  6,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Otto, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.;  A.  M.  (Scarritt-Morrisville  Coll.  and  Oskaloosa  Coll.); 
m.  Jennie  Thompson ;  p.  prin.  high  school,  Sumter,  S.  C,  1  yr. ;  instruc- 
tor in  History  and  Eng.,  New  London  high  sch.,  5  yrs. ;  prof.  History 
and  Social  Sciences,  Scarritt-Morrisville  College,  2  yrs.;  prof.  History 
and  Eng.,  Carolina  Coll.,  3  yrs.;  o.  teacher.     Address:  Maxton,  N.  C. 

Odell,  Arthur  Gould:  b.  Mar.  14,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2>l/2  yrs.;  m.  Grace  Patterson;  o.  textile  finisher.  Address: 
Concord,  N.  C. 

Odell,  Fred  Chambers  :  b.  Mar.  1,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '02;  m.  Bessie  Merrimon ;  p.  cotton  mfg.,  1902-07;  o. 
gen.  insurance.     Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Ogburn,  Nichols  Snethen,  Jr.  :  b.  Sept.  24,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1901, 
Monroe,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '05;  B.  D.  (Vanderbilt)  ;  p.  teacher,  So.  Indus. 
Inst.,  Charlotte,  N.  C. ;  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o. 
Missionary.     Address:  Uwajima,  Japan. 

Ormond,  Jesse  Marvin:  b.  Jan.  20,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Ormond- 


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ville,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '02;  B.  D.,  (Vanderbilt)  ;  m.  Katrina  Kern;  p.  mem. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Hillsboro.  Address:  Hillsboro, 
N.  C. 

Owen,  William  Cook:  b.  July  11,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Fayette- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  mos. ;  grad.  U.  S.  Naval  Acad.,  1908 ;  student  Columbia 
Univ.;  o.  naval  officer,  Lieutenant  (Y.  G.)  Address:  Naval  Academy, 
Annapolis,  Md. 

Parker,  William  Newman:  b.  Mar.  4,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Con- 
cord, N.  C;  A.  B.,  '99;  B.  D.;  m.  Mary  Roberts  Chester;  o.  rector 
Epiphany  Ch.    Address:  826  S.  60th  St.,  Philadelphia. 

Peacock,  Walter  Lee  :  b.  Mar.  18,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Goldsboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  V/i  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '02;  m.  Mattie  Russell;  p.  mem.  board  of 
aldermen;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Peele,  David  Derrick:  b.  Oct.  1,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Gibson,  N.  C. ; 
t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '02;  A.  M.  (Univ.  Chicago)  ;  m.  Gary  Elizabeth  Milan; 
p.  instructor,  Trinity  Park  Sch. ;  prof.  History,  Ky.  Wesleyan  Coll; 
o.  prof.  Eng.,  Columbia  College.  Address:  College  Place,  Columbia, 
S.  C. 

PEELE,  Jonathan:  b.  Oct.  23,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Gibson,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  A.  B.,  '00;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1907;  state  senator,  1909; 
o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Gibson,  N.  C. 

PEELE,  Luther  M. :  b.  Aug.  14,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Gibson,  N.  C. ; 
t.  V/i  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Sunie  Falls;  p.  prof.  Eng.  in  N.  Mex.  Milit. 
Inst,  3  yrs. ;  prin.  Mason  Cross  high  sch.,  3  yrs. ;  o.  co.  supt.  pub.  in- 
struction.   Address:  Gibson,  N.  C. 

PEELE,  William  Walter  :  b.  Nov.  26,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Gibson, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '03;  m.  Elizabeth  Lytch;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.  and 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  headmaster  Trinity  Park  Sch.;  prof. 
Biblical  Lit.,  Trinity  Coll.     Address:  Durham,  N.   C. 

Pegram,  John  Edward:  b.  Sept.  4,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Durham, 
N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '00;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  p.  prin. 
West  Durham  sch. ;  substitute  recorder,  Durham ;  mem.  N.  C.  legis- 
lature, 1915 ;  mem.  ex.  com.  Trinity  Coll.  Alumni  Ass'n. ;  sec.  N.  C. 
Anti-Saloon  League;  o.  atty-at-law.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Pegram,  William  Howell,  Jr.:  b.  May  22,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1902, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  p.  asst.  civil  eng'r.,  S.  A.  L.  Ry.  Co.;  o. 
res.  mgr.  U.  S.  Tire  Co.    Address:  1710  Main  St.,  Houston,  Texas. 

Perrow,  Eber  Carle:  b.  Dec.  7,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Norton,  Tenn.; 
t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '03;  A.  M.,  '05;  m.  Bertha  Littig;  p.  instructor  Trinity 
Coll.,  1903-05 ;  asst.  prof.  Eng.,  Univ.  Miss. ;  instr.  Univ.  Wis. ;  o.  prof. 
English,  Univ.  Louisville.    Address:  119  W.  Broadway,  Louisville,  Ky. 

Phillips,  David  Barringer:  b.  Nov.  18,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Salis- 


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bury,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  grad.  Univ.  Mich.,  Dept.  Med.  and  Surgery, 
1910;  p.  jr.  res.  physician,  Youngstown,  O.,  1910-11;  chief  res.  phys., 
1911-12;  mem.  visiting  jr.  surgical  staff,  1914;  asst.  to  Dr.  John  Heberd- 
ing,  Roentgenologist;  o.  physician,  surgeon.    Address:  Youngstown,  O. 

Pitts,  J.  A.:  b.  Dec.  11,  1877;  e.  Sept.  11,  1901,  Mulberry,  Tenn.; 
A.  B.,  '05;  m.  Iola  York;  p.  prin.  Littleton  high  sch. ;  Creedmoor  high 
sch. ;  o.  supt.  schools.    Address:  Oxford,  N.  C. 

Poole,  James  Robert  :  b.  July  6,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Capel's  Mills, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '98;  m.  Pearle  Johnson;  p.  prin.  Hamlet  pub.  sch.,  1900; 
prin.  Boykin  high  sch.,  1902 ;  prof,  languages,  N.  C.  Milit.  Sch.,  Red 
Springs,  N.  C,  1903;  o.  co.  supt.  pub.  instr.  Address:  Lumberton, 
N.  C. 

Pugh,  Clarence  Rayden:  b.  Mar.  31,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Wan- 
chese,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '06;  Univ.  Chic.  Law  Sch.;  m.  Marie  Adell  Bulpitt; 
p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature,  1907;  asst.  state's  att'y,  Lake  Co.,  111.,  1911; 
teacher  in  111.,  4  yrs. ;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Elizabeth  City,  N.  C. 

Puryear,  Wilson  Grinter:  b.  Aug.  23,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Padu- 
cah,  Ky. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '06;  A.  M. ;  m.  Clara  Belle  Goar;  o.  instruc- 
tor, McTyeire  Sch.    Address:  McKenzie,  Tenn. 

Read,  Charles  Lewis:  b.  Nov.  15,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Palmer 
Springs,  Va.;  t.  1  yr.;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o. 
pres.  elder,  Washington  district.     Address:   Washington,  N.  C. 

Reade,  Robert  Percival  :  b.  Aug.  5,  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Mt.  Tirzah, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '00;  LL.  B.  (Univ.  Mich.)  ;  m.  Lela  Reade;  p.  asso.  prof. 
Law,  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Renn,  John  Worrell:  b.  Jan.  8,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  Shelby,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Nell  Hall;  p.  sec.  gen.  pass,  agt,  S.  A.  L.  Ry. ;  chief 
clerk  treas.  dept.,  Carolina,  Clinchfield  and  Ohio  Ry. ;  o.  court  reporter 
5th  judicial  circuit,  Ala.     Address:  Tuskegee,  Ala. 

Rexeord,  William  Lester:  b.  Jan.  27,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Santa 
Rosa,  Cal. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  m.  Martha  Elizabeth  Futrell ;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  and  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1906;  o.  pastor,  Mar- 
shall.   Address:  Marshall,  N.  C. 

Richardson,  John  Curtis:  b.  Dec.  22,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Durham, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '05;  A.  M.,  '06;  graduate  student,  Univ.  Chic,  1912-13; 
p.  teacher,  Greensboro  high  sch.,  1906-07;  prin.  Wendell  Acad.,  1907-08; 
1st  asst.  Morton's  School  for  Boys,  Savannah,  Ga.,  April-May,  '08;  prin. 
Carthage  graded  schs.,  1908-12;  o.  instructor,  Baltimore  Polytechnic 
Inst.    Address:  216  East  22nd  St.,  Baltimore,  Md. 

Richardson,  Michael  Ralph  :  b.  Apr.  24,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '03;  A.  M.,  '04;  grad.  student,  Mathe- 
matics and  Astronomy,  Univ.  Chic,  1911-13;  p.  head  of  Mathematics 


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dept,  Weaverville  Coll.,  N.  C. ;  instr.  Math.,  N.  C.  A.  &  M.  Coll.; 
o.  private  study.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Robinson,  Charles  K. :  b.  Oct.  20,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Franklin, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '03 ;  m.  Agnes  Morgan  Carter ;  p.  teacher,  Wilson,  N.  C. ; 
teacher  of  Eng.,  Weaver  College;  lumber  insp.,  J.  S.  Coleman  Co.,  Cole- 
man, Robinson  &  Co.,  and  Gearhart  &  Robinson;  o.  reporter,  Gazette- 
News.    Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Robinson,  Hardy  Fennell  :  b.  May  20,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Golds- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '02 ;  p.  clerk,  A.  N.  C.  R.  R.  Co.,  Goldsboro,  N.  C. ; 
o.  book-keeper,  Contentnea  Guano  Co.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Robey,  Wesley  Marvin:  b.  Nov.  30,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Morgan- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  D.  D.  S.  (Vanderbilt)  ;  m.  Annie  Bryant;  o.  den- 
tist.   Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

RochellE,  Zalpheus  Aaron  :  b.  Oct.  19,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Bertha  Marie  Lakey;  p.  book-keeper,  treas. 
office  S.  A.  L.  R.  R.,  prin.  Barnardsville  and  Dover  high  schs. ;  o.  book- 
keeper; city  auditor.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Rockett,  Forrest  PincknEy  :  b.  July  28,  1871 ;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Hick- 
ory, N.  C;  t.  T/z  yr. ;  A.  B.  (Lenoir  Coll.)  ;  m.  Mamie  Lee  Starnette; 
p.  prin.  Mooresville  Inst.,  5  yrs.;  prin.  Hendersonville  high  sch.,  2  yrs. ; 
supt.  Bessemer  City  schs.,  3  yrs.;  o.  asst.  postmaster.  Address:  Gas- 
tonia,  N.  C. 

Roper,  Robert  Roy:  b.  Mar.  4,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Roper,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Neva  Cahoon;  p.  asst.  res.  eng'r.  N.  S.  Ry.,  1905-1908 ;G.  & 
F.  R.  R.,  1908;  shipping  clerk,  J.  L.  Roper  Lumber  Co.,  1909-1911;  o. 
supt.   saw-mill.     Address:   Roper,   N.   C. 

Ross,  Charles  Richmond:  b.  Nov.  21,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Nor- 
wood, N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Rosa  Ellen  Holt;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor,  Roxboro.    Address:  Roxboro,  N.  C. 

SattereiEld,  Henry  Clement:  b.  Mar.  8,  1882;  e.  Jan.,  1900,  Rox- 
boro, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '04;  m.  Carlotta  Angier;  p.  pres.  Cary  Lumber  Co., 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  sec.  and  treas.  Wayne  Hardwood  Co.,  Goldsboro, 
N.  C. ;  treas.  Clay-Putnam  Land  Co.,  Jacksonville,  Fla. ;  o.  lumber- 
man.   Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Scarlett,  Charles:  b.  Sept.  16,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Hillsboro, 
N.  C,  R.  R.  No.  1;  A.  B.,  '03;  p.  sec.  Dem.  ex.  com.;  city  att'y; 
U.  S.  referee  in  bankruptcy;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Sessoms,  Kelly  Parker:  b.  Mar.  13,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Hope 
Mills,  N.  C;  t.  3l/2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '02;  m.  Blanche  N.  Franks;  o.  mfg. 
naval  stores.     Address:  Caryville,  Fla.,  R.  F.  D.  No.  1. 

Sessoms,  William  Alexander:  b.  May  8,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1897, 
Hope  Mills,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Emma  H.  Dawdy;  o.  farmer.  Ad- 
dress: Bonifay,  Fla. 


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Sidbury,  Kirby  Cleveland:  b.  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Holly  Ridge, 
N.  C;  t.  3  yrs.;  Ph.  B.  (U.  N.  C.)  ;  m.  Edna  Crane;  o.  att'y-at-law. 
Address:  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Simmons,  Dennis  Wise:  b.  Aug.  17,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Fairfield, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '99;  m.  Laura  M.  Mann;  p.  prin.  Elizabeth  City  high 
school;  supt.  Lake  Landing  graded  school;  o.  teacher.  Address: 
Middletown,  N.  C. 

Singleton,  Louis  Thompson:  b.  Oct.  20,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1902, 
Roper,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Mary  Southall  Laurence;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S;  o.  pastor,  Scotland  Neck.  Address:  Scotland 
Neck,  N.  C. 

Smith,  Gilbert  Harmer:  b.  Dec.  23,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Elizabeth 
City,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '04;  p.  director  men's  work,  J.  A.  Reis 
settlement ;  prof.  Eng.,  Catawba  College,  Newton,  N.  C. ;  o.  prof,  of 
English,  Univ.  Okla.    Address:  Norman,  Okla. 

Smithdeae,  Edward  O. :  b.  Mar.  19,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Advance, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '02 ;  p.  prin.  Smithfield  graded  sch. ;  supt.  Newton 
graded  sch.;  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Hickory. 
Address:  Hickory,  N.  C. 

Snead,  Walter  Robert:  b.  June  7,  1846;  e.  Sept.,  1859;  A.  B. ;  m. 
Martha  E.  Thigpen;  p.  pres.  dental  board  of  Fla. ;  o.  dentist.  Address: 
Marianna,  Fla. 

Sparger,  Samuel  W. :  b.  Aug.  16,  1874;  e.  Mount  Airy,  N.  C. ; 
Ph.  B.,  A.  M.;  o.  N.  C.  mgr.  for  State  Mutual  Life  Assurance  Co. 
of  Mass.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Speed,  William  Moore  :  b.  Feb.  2,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Elizabeth  M.  Powell;  p.  book-keeper,  Durham 
Hosiery  Mills;  o.  sec.-treas.  Austin  Heaton  Co.  Address:  Durham, 
N.  C. 

Spencer,  Edward  Wright  :  b.  Sept.  7,  1878 ;  e.  Sept.  7,  1899,  Oxford, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '03 ;  m.  Virginia  Lyle  Hannah ;  p.  instructor  in  Eng., 
Ark.  Military  Academy;  o.  mgr.  Va.  Inspection  &  Rating  Bureau. 
Address:  Am.  Nat.  Bank  Bldg.,  Richmond,  Va. 

Squires,  John  Houston:  b.  Jan.  19,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Lenoir, 
N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  B.  S.,  '05  (V.  P.  I.);  M.  S.,  Ph.  D.  (Cornell); 
p.  prof.  Agronomy,  New  Mex.  A.  &  M.  College;  special  agent  W.  S. 
D.  A.;  o.  agronomist.  Address:  Du  Pont  Powder  Co.,  Wilmington, 
Del. 

Stainback,  Ashley  Burnette  :  b.  Nov.  22,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902, 
Weldon,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '06;  LL.  B.  (Georgetown  Univ.)  '14;  p.  money 
clerk,  Sou.  Express  Co.,  Weldon,  N.  C. ;  extra  train  dispatcher,  A.  C. 
L.   Ry.,   Norfolk,   Va. ;    clerk   Navy   Dept.,   Norfolk,   Va.;   clerk   War 


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Dept.,  Columbia,  S.  C. ;  o.  clerk  in  P.  O.  Dept.    Address:  Postal  Sav- 
ings System,  Washington,  D.  C. 

Stanfield,  Benjamin  Elijah  :  b.  Aug.  20,  1876 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896, 
Leasburg,  N.  C. ;  t.  */>  yr. ;  m.  Josephine  Hambrick ;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Fairmont.    Address:  Fairmont,  N.  C. 

Steele,  FlEETE  Shelton  :  b.  Dec.  17,  1883 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Turners- 
burg,  N.  C. ;  t.  \r/z  yrs. ;  o.  physician.    Address:  Hickory,  N.  C. 

Stem,  Thaddeus  Gareand:  b.  Feb.  3,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Stem, 
N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '06;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  1  yr.;  m.  Hallie 
W.  Mayes;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Oxford,  N.  C. 

Stewart,  Stephen  Alexander:  b.  July  22,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1896, 
Monroe,  N.  C. ;  t.  6  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '00 ;  A.  M.,  '04 ;  student  in  Yale  Divinity 
Sch.,  1904-06;  m.  (1)  Lilian  Bridgers;  (2)  Anna  Bird  Lanius;  p.  prin. 
Stanley  Creek  Inst. ;  teacher,  Trinity  Park  School ;  o.  Missionary  in 
Japan.    Address:  111  Sosui  Hama,  Kyuto,  Japan. 

Stokes,  Earl  Monroe  :  b.  Aug.  25,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  McLauren, 
S.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Inez  Duke  Angier ;  p.  dept.  foreman,  supt.,  mgr. 
of  factory,  for  Br.  Am.  Tob.  Co.,  Durham,  N.  C,  mgr.  of  factory 
for  Br.  Am.  Tob.  Co.,  Petersburg,  Va. ;  o.  mgr.  Plug  Tob.  factory, 
David  Dunlap,  Inc.    Address:  436  Washington  St.,  Petersburg,  Va. 

Swindeee,  Frederick  Dudley  :  b.  Mar.  2,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Golds- 
boro,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '03;  LL.  B.,  '05  (Wake  Forest);  m.  Frederica 
Leake   (dec'd)  ;  o.  att'y-at-law.     Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Sykes,  Ralph  James  :  b.  Sept.  10,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Garysburg, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Fay  Dixon  Westbrook ;  p.  Thomas  Drug  Co.,  W. 
Durham;  Haywood  &  Boone,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  Z.  V.  Conyers,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. ;  o.  druggist.    Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  Gaston  Wilder  :  b.  Mar.  4,  1878 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Whitakers, 
N.  C. ;  t.  Yz  yr. ;  m.  Minnie  E.  Moore ;  p.  mayor,  Whitakers,  N.  C. ; 
o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Whitakers,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  Hoy  :  b.  July  20,  1879 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Boone,  N.  C. ;  A.  B., 
'06;  m.  Lucy  Liles;  p.  teacher,  Cary  H.  S.,  1906-07;  prin.  Biscoe  H.  S., 
1907-13;  o.  supt.  graded  schs.    Address:  Greenville,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  Robert  Rives:  b.  Dec.  13,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Elizabeth 
City,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Eliza  Norfleet  Smith ;  p.  bookkeeper,  1  yr. ; 
o.  cashier,  Bank  of  Gates.    Address:  Gatesville,  N.  C. 

Thomas,  William  Archer  :  b.  June  16,  1882 ;  e.  Martinsville,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Johanna  Dorothea  Burgheim ;  p.  division  salesman,  A.  T. 
Co. ;  dept.  mgr.  P.  Lorillard  Co. ;  o.  southwestern  representative 
United  Cigar  Mfg.  Co.    Address:  1918  Milan  St.,  Houston,  Texas. 

TillETT,  Wilbur  Fisk:  b.  Jan.  29,  1882;  e.  Sept.,   1901,  Durham, 


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N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Margaret  Stanford;  o.  tob.  buyer, 
Am.  Tob.  Co.    Address:  Chase  City,  Va. 

Troy,  Melville  Preston  :  b.  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Weldon,  N.  C. ;  t. 
2  yrs.;  o.  buying  agt.  and  business  mgr.  Am.  Tob.  Co.  in  London,  Eng. 
Address:  No.  9,  New  Broad  St.,  London,  Eng. 

Turnage,  Jesse  Raymond  :  b.  Aug.  3,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Ormands- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Eva  Moseley;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Ayden, 
N.  C. 

Tuttle,  Samuel  Lander:  b.  Sept.  17,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Lenoir, 
N.  C. ;  t.  V/z  yrs.;  o.  lumber  inspector,  W.  H.  Craddock.  Address: 
Lenoir,  N.  C. 

Umstead,  Joseph  Martin  :  b.  Aug.  5,  1881 ;  e.  Jan.,  1897,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2Y2  yrs. ;  m.  Annie  A.  Fullerton ;  o.  bookkeeper,  stenographer. 
Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Underwood,  Samuel  Bobbit:  b.  Oct.  19,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Eliza- 
beth City,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '06;  m.  Eloise  Lister  Underwood; 
p.  prof.  Eng.,  So.  Coll.,  Sutherland,  Fla.,  1906-07;  supt.  pub.  schs., 
Hertford,  N.  C,  1907-10;  headmaster,  Trinity  Park  School,  1910-11; 
supt.  Kinston  schs.,  1911-14;  o.  supt.  Pitt  Co.  pub.  schs.;  prof.  School 
Admin.,  E.  Carolina  Teachers'  Training  School.  Address:  Greenville, 
N.  C. 

Veach,  Samuel  Jones:  b.  Oct.  15,  1848;  e.  Oct.,  1868,  Thomasville, 
N.  C. ;  p.  teacher,  20  yrs. ;  mem.  bd.  of  educ,  Duplin  Co. ;  trustee  of 
church;  0.  farmer.     Address:  Warsaw,  N.  C. 

Walker,  John  Bailey,  Jr.:  b.  Dec.  14,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '04;  o.  surveyor.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Wannamaker,  William  Hane:  b.  Sept.  28,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1900, 
Spartanburg,  S.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  A.  M.,  '01;  A.  B.,  Wofford;  A.  M., 
Harvard;  Harvard,  1901-03;  Leipsic  and  Berlin,  1903-05;  m.  Isabel 
Stringfellow;  0.  prof.  German,  Trinity  Coll.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Ware,  James  A.:  b.  Dec.  8,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Asheville,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  p.  U.  S.  P.  O. ;  o.  coal  and  drayage  (Pisgah  Fuel  and  Dray 
Co.)     Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Webb,  Richard:  b.  Feb.  23,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '00;  M.  A.  (Yale);  p.  teacher,  Trinity  Park  Sch., 
1900-02;  prof.  Eng.,  Central  Coll.,  1903-04.  Address:  R.  No.  4,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. 

Webb,  Rufus  MoorE:  b.  Apr.  24,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Greensboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  farmer.    Address:  R.  No.  2,  Mebane,  N.  C. 

Webb,  Thomas  A. :  b.  July  24,  1880 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Roxboro,  N.  C. ; 
t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Lucy  C.  State;  0.  treas.  Halifax  Co.,  Va.  Address: 
South  Boston,  Va. 


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Welch,  Edward  Ruskin:  b.  Mar.  30,  1875;  e.  Jan.  1,  1896,  Red 
Springs,  N.  G;  t.  2>y2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '99;  m.  Lula  King;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  1899-1910;  mem.  West  Okla.  Conf.,  since  1910; 
o.  pastor.    Address:  Wynnewood,  Okla. 

WhiTaker,  Romulus  Earl:  b.  Mar.  11,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Kinston, 
N.  C;  t.  \]/2  yrs.;  B.  S.  (Davidson  Coll.);  m.  Elsa  Meyes  Boyd; 
o.  rep.  H.  K.  Mulford  Co.,  Mfg.  Chemists.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Whitaker,  William  Murray:  b.  Oct.  26,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1901, 
Trenton,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  traveling  salesman;  farmer.  Address: 
Trenton,  N.  C. 

White,  Thomas  L. :  b.  Oct.  18,  1857 ;  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '81;  o.  banker.    Address:  Battle  Creek,  Neb. 

WilkErson,  Charles  B. :  b.  Sept.  24,  1878 ;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Roxboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  M.  D. ;  m.  Annie  Royall  Farthing;  p.  pres.  People's 
Bk. ;  pres.  Apex  Knitting  Mill;  local  surgeon,  S.  A.  L.  Ry.  and  D.  & 
S.  Ry. ;  o.  physician.    Address:  Apex,  N.  C. 

Williams,  Joseph  Leon  :  b.  July  21,  1883 ;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Norfolk, 
Va. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Bessie  Lente  Steere ;  p.  sec.  chamber  commerce, 
New  Bern,  N.  C. ;  sec.  E.  Carolina  Fair,  New  Bern,  N.  C. ;  o.  rep. 
Radcliffe  Chautauqua,  Washington,  D.  C.    Address:  New  Bern,  N.  C. 

Williams,  Leon  Franklin  :  b.  Aug.  27,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Gates- 
ville,  N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '00;  A.  M.,  '02;  Ph.  D.,  '07  (Chemistry, 
Johns  Hopkins);  m.  Katharine  Westmead  Phillips;  p.  asst.  chem., 
Trinity  Coll.;  o.  asst.  prof.  Chemistry,  N.  C.  A.  &  M.  Coll.  Address: 
W.  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Williamson,  F.  Marvin:  b.  Apr.  21,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Troy, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Bertha  Smith ;  p.  mgr.  hdw.  store,  5  yrs. ;  prin. 
Conway  high  sch.,  3  yrs.;  o.  co.  supt.  schs.    Address:  Pittsboro,  N.  C. 

Winstead,  Samuel  G. :  b.  Jan.  12,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Roxboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '00 ;  A.  M.,  '01 ;  m.  Kate  Barden ;  p.  supt.  Rox- 
boro sch.,  2  yrs. ;  mem.  bd.  trustees,  Roxboro  schs. ;  o.  att'y-at-law. 
Address:  Roxboro,  N.  C. 

Womble,  Bunyan  Snipes:  b.  May  2,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Shelby, 
N.  C. ;  t.  6  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '04 ;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  1904-06 ;  m.  Edith 
Willingham;  p.  city  att'y;  vice-pres.  Trinity  Coll.  Alumni  Asso. ; 
mem.  Bd.  of  Trustees,  Trinity  Coll.:  o.  att'y-at-law.  Address:  Win- 
ston-Salem, N.  C. 

Wood,  John  Kerr:  b.  Feb.  2,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1897,  Asheboro,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '01;  m.  Nettie  Reid  McAulay;  p.  banking;  insurance;  railroad; 
o.  merchant.     Address:  Asheboro,  N.  C. 

Woodall,  Preston  Dewitt  :  b.  Sept.  25,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Benson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  \y2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Elizabeth  Brinkley;  p.  teacher;  o.  pastor, 
Edenton.    Address:  Edenton,  N.  C. 


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Woodard,  Charles  Augustus:  b.  May  11,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1896, 
Black  Creek,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '00;  M.  D.,  '04  (U.  Va.)  ;  o.  physician,  sur- 
geon.    Address:   Durham,   N.  C. 

Wooten,  John  Council:  b.  Nov.  14,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Speights 
Bridge,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '98;  B.  D. ;  m.  (1)  Mary  L.  Poage ;  (2)  Lydia 
A.  Yates;  p.  prof.  Biblical  Literature,  Trinity  Coll.,  1907-10;  mem. 
W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  Cal.  Conf.,  and  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since 
1898;  mem.  Board  of  Trustees,  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  pastor,  Raleigh.  Ad- 
dress: Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Wooten,  Loyd  Kirby:  b.  Feb.  21,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Kinston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Anna  Spencer  Jones;  p.  bookkeeper;  Sinurell  and 
McCoy,  Inc.;  Eagle  Warehouse  Co.;  o.  automobile  business.  Address: 
Kinston,  N.  C. 

Wren,  Junius  CarlylE:  b.  June  12,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Siler  City, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Margaret  Parker ;  p.  traveling  salesman,  10  yrs. ; 
o.  merchant.    Address:  Siler  City,  N.  C. 

Yarborough,  Edwin  Search  :  b.  Aug.  18,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1898,  Locust 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '02;  m.  Nellie  Elliot;  p.  vice-pres.  Hassell-Johnson 
Co. ;  gen.  mdse. ;  mayor,  Duke ;  o.  postmaster ;  mgr.  finishing  and 
shipping  dept.,  Erwin  Cotton  Mills,  No.  2.    Address:  Duke,  N.  C. 

Yearby,  Norman  Clyde:  b.  Mar.  26,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1895,  Kelvin 
Grove,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '00;  m.  Annie  Lunsford;  p.  mem.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1900;  o.  pastor,  Roxboro.  Address: 
Roxboro,  N.  C. 


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Braxton  Craven  and  Trinity  College 247 

Eugene  C.  Brooks,  '94 

Reverend  Leslie  Powell  Howard 258 

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The  Annual  Commencement  Program  oe  1877 261      ♦ 

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SAMUEL  FOX  MORDECAI.  LL.  D. 
Dean  of  Trinity  College  Law  School 


Trinity  Alumni 
Register 

Vol.  I.  JANUARY,  1916  No.  4 

BRAXTON  CRAVEN  AND  TRINITY  COLLEGE 

EUGENE  C.  BROOKS, '94 

Trinity  College  opened  its  first  session  in  August,  1859. 
With  the  new  name  and  a  new  organization  the  institution 
opened  under  most  favorable  auspices.  True,  the  church  was 
not  entirely  united,  since  there  were  many  members  of  the 
North  Carolina  Conference,  both  among  the  clergy  and  among 
the  laity,  who  felt  too  close  to  Randolph-Macon  to  transfer 
readily  their  allegiance  to  the  new  conference  institution; 
and  furthermore  Randolph-Macon  College  held  certain  scholar- 
ships for  North  Carolina  patrons.  The  ghost  of  this  old  alle- 
giance was  to  rise  to  disturb  Trinity  College  after  the  Civil 
War;  but  for  the  present  all  on  the  surface  was  harmony.  As 
Dr.  Craven  said  in  his  "Historical  Sketch  of  Trinity  College," 
1876,  "The  Conference  did  not  receive  it  as  a  pauper  or  as  a 
bankrupt :  it  came  asking  favor  and  recognition  from  its  own 
church,  but  at  the  same  time  able  and  willing  to  confer  favors 
in  return  over  and  above  all  liabilities." 

The  property  that  was  turned  over  to  the  Conference,  con- 
sisted of  (1)  seventeen  acres  of  land,  (2)  one  large  brick 
building  erected  out  of  the  funds  borrowed  from  the  State 
Literary  Board  and  other  funds  contributed  for  the  purpose, 
(3)  certain  scientific  apparatus,  and  (4)  three  libraries,  one 
owned  by  the  College  and  the  others  by  the  two  literary  so- 
cieties. According  to  Dr.  Craven's  report  to  the  Conference 
at  Newbern,  December  8,  1858,  this  property  was  worth 
$30,000.    All  was  the  product  of  Dr.  Craven's  labors  for  a  pe- 


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riod  of  eighteen  years.  However,  against  this  valuation  there 
stood  an  indebtedness  of  $10,000  to  the  Literary  Board  and 
$700  to  Braxton  Craven.  The  former  was  covered  by  a  first 
mortgage  bond  secured  by  Hon.  John  D.  Gilmer  of  Greens- 
boro and  President  Craven,  and  the  latter  was  secured  by  a 
lien  on  the  property.  The  Conference  accepted  the  property 
with  the  indebtedness  and  at  once  began  an  enthusiastic  cam- 
paign to  raise  funds  for  a  new  building  and  for  an  endow- 
ment of  $50,000.  And  these  plans  were  maturing  satisfac- 
torily, when  the  war  came. 

ORGANIZATION  OF  THE  COLLEGE 

Under  the  new  organization  Rev.  Charles  F.  Deems,  D.  D., 
who  had  been  so  active  in  making  the  institution  a  church 
college,  was  chairman  of  the  Board  of  Trustees,  and  Dr. 
Craven  was  a  member  of  the  Board  and  chairman  of  the  exec- 
utive committee.  The  Conference  had  appointed  as  a  board 
of  visitors  Rev.  Peter  Doub,  D.  D.,  chairman,  Rev.  President 
Frost,  Rev.  C.  P.  Jones,  Rev.  W.  E.  Pell,  and  Rev.  J.  W. 
Lewis.  The  agents  appointed  to  solicit  funds  were  Rev.  J. 
N.  Andrews  and  Rev.  J.  B.  Martin.  But  when  Conference 
met  in  1859,  Rev.  N.  H.  D.  Wilson  was  appointed  agent,  serv- 
ing the  institution  in  this  capacity  until  the  outbreak  of  the 
war. 

Of  the  first  faculty  all  are  more  than  mere  names.  They 
live  to-day  in  the  hearts  of  the  "Old  Trinity"  students,  who 
recall  their  unselfish  labors  in  laying  the  foundation  of  the 
greater  Trinity  College  of  to-day.  President  Craven,  upon 
whom  during  this  first  year  was  conferred  degree  of  Doctor 
of  Divinity  in  addition  to  the  A.  B.  degree  conferred  by  Ran- 
dolph-Macon in  1850  and  the  A.  M.  conferred  by  the  State 
University  in  1851,  was  professor  of  mental  and  moral  science. 
Lemuel  Johnson,  A.  M.,  was  professor  of  mathematics.  He 
had  lived  in  the  village  around  the  College  and  had  entered  as 
a  student  from  Randolph  County.  He  and  his  brother,  D.  C. 
Johnson,  were  in  1853  the  first  graduates  of  Normal  College. 
He  began  teaching  mathematics  in  1855.  I.  L.  Wright,  A.  M., 
was  professor  of  natural  science.    He  had  entered  college  as 


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a  student  from  Darlington,  S.  C,  had  graduated  from  Normal 
College  in  1854,  and  had  begun  teaching  Latin  and  modern 
history  in  the  institution  in  1855.  He  taught  these  subjects 
until  the  opening  of  Trinity  College  in  1859.  W.  T.  Ganna- 
way,  A.  M.,  was  professor  of  Latin  and  Greek.  He  was  a 
native  of  Wythe  County,  Virginia,  and  was  educated  at  Ran- 
dolph-Macon College.  He  came  to  North  Carolina  after  gra- 
duation and  was  for  a  time  principal  of  Germantown  Aca- 
demy. R.  H.  Skeen,  A.  B.,  was  tutor  in  mathematics.  He  had 
graduated  from  Normal  College  in  1858  and  immediately  after 
graduation  had  been  elected  tutor  in  mathematics  and  ancient 
history,  thus  serving  as  a  member  of  the  last  faculty  of  Normal. 
O.  W.  Carr,  A.  B.,  was  tutor  in  Latin  and  Greek.  He  had  en- 
rolled as  a  student  from  Kenansville,  Duplin  County,  and  had 
graduated  in  1859,  being  a  member  of  the  last  class  that  gradu- 
ated from  Normal.  He  was  elected  tutor  in  the  new  college 
the  summer  following  his  graduation  and  began  his  long  career 
as  a  teacher  in  Trinity  College. 

THE  COLLEGE  CURRICULUM 

It  is  difficult  for  a  school  man  who  has  worked  up  through 
the  secondary  school  to  the  headship  of  an  institution  of  col- 
lege rank  to  organize  a  college  along  the  old  traditional  lines 
exclusively.  Dr.  Craven  had  been  principal  of  a  flourishing 
academy,  and  he  saw  clearly  the  need  of  making  the  school 
serve  his  day  and  generation ;  and  the  curriculum  of  Union  In- 
stitute testifies  to  that  fact.  As  president  of  a  teacher  train- 
ing institution  of  collegiate  rank  his  great  purpose  was  to 
send  back  to  the  state  men  who  could  serve  the  state,  and  he 
sought  to  incorporate  in  his  curriculum  such  subjects  as  would 
equip  the  graduates  with  useful  knowledge;  and  the  curricu- 
lum of  Normal  College  is  a  testimonial  of  this  fact.  I  am  giv- 
ing below  the  first  curriculum  of  Trinity ;  the  courses  are  the 
same  as  those  published  in  the  last  catalogue  of  Normal  Col- 
lege with  the  exceptions  mentioned  in  my  last  article. 

Freshman  Class. — First  Term — 1.  Latin,  Virgil  with  mythology  and 
ancient  geography;  2.  Greek,  Anabasis,  construction  and  a  careful  re- 
view of  the  whole  grammar;  3.  Mathematics,  algebra  and  geometry; 


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4.  English  literature,  embracing  English  grammar,  prosody,  metrics, 
penmanship,  and  composition.  Second  Term — 1.  Latin,  Virgil,  with 
exercises  in  Latin  composition ;  2.  Greek,  Anabasis;  3.  Mathematics, 
algebra  and  geometry;  4.  Natural  science,  natural  philosophy  with 
lectures;  5.  English  literature,  book-keeping  and  composition.  Third 
Term — 1.  Latin,  Cicero's  Orations,  with  exercises  in  Latin  composition; 

2.  Greek,  Herodotus,  with  special  exercises  in  idioms  and  Greek  antiq- 
uities; 3.  Mathematics,  algebra  and  geometry;  4.  English  literature, 
history  of  the  United  States  and  composition. 

Sophomore  Class. — First  Term — 1.  Latin,  Sallust,  with  exercises  in 
Latin  composition;  2.  Greek,  Homer,  with  Greek  prose  composition; 

3.  Mathematics,  trigonometry,  mensuration,  surveying,  and  navigation, 
with  practical  exercises ;  4.  Natural  history,  Gould's  Principles  of 
Zoology,  with  lectures.  Second  Term — 1.  Latin,  Cicero's  De  Officiis 
and  Terence;  2.  Greek,  Homer,  with  exercises  in  writing  Greek;  3. 
Mathematics,  spherical  trigonometry  and  conic  sections;  4.  English 
literature,  Comstock's  Elocution,  astronomy,  and  composition.  Third 
Term — 1.  Latin,  Livy  and  lectures  on  Latin  literature;  2.  Greek,  De- 
mosthenes' On  the  Crown  and  exercises  in  writing;  3.  Mathematics, 
analytical  geometry;  4.  English  literature,  Wilson's  Outlines  of  Uni- 
versal History,  with  lectures. 

Junior  Class. — First  Term — 1.  Latin,  Horace's  Odes  and  Juvenal; 

2.  Greek,  Thucydides  and  exercises  in  writing  Greek;  3.  Mathematics, 
differential  calculus ;  4.  Rhetoric,  Blair,  Whately,  and  Campbell,  with 
regular  exercises  in  English  composition.  Second  Term — 1.  Latin, 
Cicero's  De  Oratore,  translation  into  English;  2.  Greek,  review;  3. 
Mathematics,  integral  calculus  and  the  formation  of  tables ;  4.  Logic, 
Whately  and  Mill;  5.  Uranography,  Burrit,  exercises  with  globes;  6. 
French,  grammar  and  fables.  Third  Term — 1.  Latin,  The  Satires  of 
Horace;  2.  Greek,  The  Ajax  of  Sophocles,  Kubner's  Greek  Grammar; 

3.  Mathematics,  Olmstead,  Larchner,  and  Renwick's  Mechanics,  with 
lectures ;  4.  Natural  science,  chemistry  and  botany ;  5.  English  litera- 
ture, history  of  the  middle  ages  and  composition ;  6.  French,  Charles 
XII  and  Telemaque. 

Senior  Class. — First  Term — 1.  Latin,  the  Germania  and  Agricola 
of  Tacitus;  2.  Greek,  review  and  exercises  in  writing;  3.  Mathematics, 
mathematical  astronomy  and  the  history  of  science,  with  lectures ;  4. 
Philosophy,  Upham  and  Reid's  Mental  Science  with  lectures ;  5.  French, 
Moliere ;  6.  Geology  and  mineralogy.  Second  Term — 1.  Latin,  Cicero's 
Immortality  of  the  Soul;  2.  Greek,  New  Testament,  Homer,  and  Sopho- 
cles ;  3.  Mathematics,  astronomical  calculations,  with  reviews  on  alge- 
bra, geometry,  and  trigonometry;  4.  Political  economy,  with  lectures 
on  the  law  of  nations,  constitution  of  the  United  States,  etc.;  5.  Lec- 
tures on  modern  literature.    Third  Term — 1.  Latin  and  Greek,  two  reci- 


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tations  a  week  "in  such  books  as  the  professor  may  select;"  2.  Moral 
science,  with  lectures ;  3.  Mathematics,  civil  engineering  and  reviews ; 
4.  Evidences  of  Christianity,  Alexander,  Pully,  and  Butler;  5.  Lectures 
on  natural  science  and  history. 

It  is  somewhat  interesting  to  note  how  the  more  modern 
subjects,  such  as  book-keeping1,  history,  etc.,  were  classified. 
English  literature  was  a  comprehensive  term,  a  sort  of  catch- 
all, that  included  many  subjects  written  in  English  language. 
We  should  bear  in  mind  that  English  literature  as  we  think 
of  the  term  to-day  was  not  taught.  Only  within  the  last  few 
years  has  that  subject  been  introduced  into  Oxford  Univer- 
sity, and  in  1859  very  few  academies  and  colleges  made  any 
attempt  whatsoever  to  teach  the  English  masterpieces.  It  was 
not  until  the  late  eighties  and  the  early  nineties  that  the  dis- 
tinction between  literature  and  history  became  clearly  defined 
and  a  specific  chair  for  each  was  created. 

A  comparison  of  the  course  of  study  in  1859  with  the  classi- 
cal (A)  course  to-day  shows  that  in  Latin  and  Greek  the  re- 
quirements today  are  about  a  year  higher,  in  mathematics 
about  two  years  higher,  and  in  English  perhaps  a  year  higher. 
No  history  was  required  for  entrance,  while  to-day  at  least 
two  years  work  in  history  is  required.  Since  history  was  classi- 
fied as  literature,  it  had  not  become  separate  and  distinct  as  a 
college  preparatory  subject. 

How  to  prepare  students  for  college  was  then  a  perplexing 
question.  So  perplexing  was  it  that  as  the  colleges  developed, 
they  made  heavy  and  heavier  demands  on  the  academies 
throughout  the  state  to  give  better  college  preparatory  train- 
ing. Trinity  College  found,  as  Normal  College  had  already 
learned,  and  as  the  modern  Trinity  College  had  to  learn  over 
again,  that  the  best  preparatory  school  for  the  college  would 
be  the  one  controlled  and  supervised  by  the  college  authorities. 
In  that  way  the  preparation  of  the  students  could  be  directed 
along  lines  that  would  most  readily  fit  into  the  plans  of  the 
college.  In  the  announcement  concerning  the  preparatory 
department  Dr.  Craven  said,  "We  have  a  preparatory  school 
under  the  immediate  supervision  of  the  faculty.     We  receive 


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boys  of  any  age  or  attainment.  In  this  department  we  use 
Bullion's  Grammar,  Emerson's  Arithmetic,  Mitchell's  Geog- 
raphy, and  Loomis's  Algebra." 

Dr.  Craven  said  he  had  learned  from  observation  that 
"there  is  tenfold  greater  deficiency  generally  in  the  grammars, 
arithmetic,  and  geography  than  in  Caesar,  Virgil,  the  readers 
(Latin),  or  algebra." 

It  was  in  this  year  that  the  College  adopted  for  the  first 
time  the  policy  that  "applicants  for  admission  into  the  fresh- 
man class  must  stand  an  approved  examination"  before  being 
admitted  into  college.  The  subjects  required  for  admission 
were:  "Oral  and  written  arithmetic,  the  grammars  of  the 
English,  Eatin,  and  Greek  languages,  Eatin  reader,  Caesar, 
two  books  of  Ovid,  Virgil's  Bucolics,  Greek  reader,  algebra  to 
equations  of  the  second  degree,  and  modern  geography." 

In  this  year  a  series  of  lectures  on  popular  subjects  was 
arranged,  subjects  for  the  most  part  that  have  since  become 
a  part  of  the  regular  college  work,  but  which  were  then  just 
forming  into  subjects  for  college  uses.  Although  they  did  not 
form  a  part  of  the  regular  work,  they  were  so  arranged  that 
regular  students  could  take  them  and  irregular  students  could 
take  them  also  by  paying  an  additional  fee.  These  lectures 
were  in  mental  science,  mineralogy  and  geology,  rhetoric, 
zoology,  trigonometry  and  surveying,  international  law  and 
political  economy,  natural  philosophy,  chemistry,  book-keep- 
ing and  penmanship,  moral  science  and  evidences  of  Christian- 
ity, agricultural  chemistry,  and  civil  engineering,  embracing 
road  surveys  and  calculations,  architectural  drawing,  con- 
struction, materials,  etc. 

Dr.  Craven  was  the  lecturer  as  a  rule,  and  it  is  in  this 
capacity  that  his  students  remember  him  best.  He  so  im- 
pressed his  students  that  they  cherished  the  notes  taken  on 
these  lectures  more  highly  perhaps  than  any  other  part  of  their 
college  work.  In  this  way  he  reached  all  students  in  college. 
If  he  had  a  wonderful  sway  over  men  with  whom  he  came  in 
contact  in  the  outside  world,  his  influence  over  the  immature 
minds  of  young  men  was  even  greater.    In  knowledge  of  the 


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classics,  the  fundamental  principles  of  science,  and  the  standard 
works  of  history  and  literature,  he  was  an  exceptional  master. 
He  was  a  man  of  encyclopaedic  knowledge,  and  from  this 
rich  field  he  drew  the  knowledge  that  became  an  inspiration  to 
his  students. 

degrees 
The  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  was  more  highly  prized 
than  any  other.  The  Bachelor  of  Arts  degree  had  been  con- 
ferred as  an  honorary  degree  at  some  institutions,  whether  at 
Normal  College  I  am  unable  to  learn;  but  with  the  opening 
of  Trinity  College  the  Board  of  Trustees  declared  that  the  "A. 
B.  degree  will  not  in  any  case  be  conferred  as  an  honorary  de- 
gree, and  before  any  one  can  obtain  it  he  must  stand  an  ap- 
proved examination  upon  our  course  of  instruction.  A.  M. 
will  not  be  conferred  as  a  matter  of  course  upon  graduates 
of  three  years  standing.  It  will  be  bestowed  as  a  literary  de- 
gree upon  such  as  make  application,  and  after  full  investiga- 
tions are  deemed  worthy  to  receive  it,  and  as  an  honorary  de- 
gree upon  those  whose  superior  acquirements  and  ability 
merit  such  distinction." 

THE   STUDENT   BODY 

The  three  years  from  1859  to  1862  are  referred  to  as  the 
golden  age  of  the  College,  because  the  patronage  indicated  that 
the  church  was  united  and  that  the  people  of  North  Carolina 
had  confidence  in  the  institution.  The  enrollment  for  the  first 
year,  1859-60,  was  194;  and  in  1860-61,  the  attendance  reached 
215,  the  highest  number  ever  enrolled  in  old  Trinity  College. 
The  students  were  classified  as  follows :  seniors,  19 ;  juniors, 
24;  sophomores,  31;  freshmen,  32;  preparatory  and  irregular, 
109.  The  College  was  dependent  entirely  for  support  upon 
the  fees  paid  by  students.  However,  the  expenses  of  the  stu- 
dents were  very  moderate.  The  tuition  was  forty-two  dollars 
per  year;  board,  seven  dollars  a  month.  Each  student  paid 
a  fee  of  three  dollars  a  year  to  cover  the  cost  of  sweeping, 
fire-making,  bell-ringing,  etc.,  and  in  addition  a  matriculation 
fee  of  five  dollars  at  the  time  of  entering  and  two  dollars  and 
a  half  each  year  afterwards. 


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Students  were  required  to  recite  three  times  daily,  and  the 
passing  grade  was  50.  If  he  fell  below  that  mark,  the  student 
was  removed  to  a  lower  class  in  that  subject.  Every  student, 
however,  was  not  required  to  take  the  one  course  outlined 
above.  He  might  select  groups  of  subjects;  and  if  he  com- 
pleted the  four  years  work,  he  was  given  a  certificate  of  pro- 
ficiency in  the  subject  completed. 

A  glance  at  the  records  of  the  College  reveals  the  fact  that 
if  the  habits  of  students  have  changed,  they  have  changed 
for  the  better,  since  the  first  years  of  Trinity  College.  We 
learn  that  some  of  the  students  then  had  a  tendency  to  drink 
and  gamble,  to  "tote  pistols"  and  play  cards,  to  have  night 
suppers  and  "raise  a  rough  house,"  to  devastate  orchards 
and  raid  chicken  houses,  and  then  club  together  for  conceal- 
ment. Dr.  Craven's  deep  religious  nature  and  his  high  concep- 
tions of  life  made  it  impossible  for  him  to  understand  how 
young  men  of  sense  could  find  enjoyment  in  these  vices.  "It 
has  long  been  the  custom,"  he  said,  "in  Southern  colleges  for 
students  to  have  a  code  of  regulations  and  morals  peculiar  to 
themselves.  According  to  this  code,  they  may  practice  all  dis- 
sipation, damage  property,  create  disturbance,  commit  depre- 
dations, play  tricks,  and  then  club  together  for  concealment, 
and  if  one  should  divulge  anything,  he  is  insulted  and  scoffed. 
To  this  'college  opinion'  we  pay  no  respect,  but  hold  all  sub- 
ject to  the  morals  of  a  Christian  people,  and  visit  with  swift 
punishment  every  dastardly  spirit  that  attempts  to  conceal  or 
palliate  crime.  What  young  man  at  his  own  home  would  dare 
buy  'night-suppers'  from  negroes,  steal  chickens  from  neigh- 
bors, and  do  numerous  similar  things?"  And  yet,  he  added, 
students  were  guilty  of  such  things  at  college,  and  when  these 
stories  were  related  to  the  parents  they  laughed  at  the  esca- 
pades, thus  tending  to  encourage  lawless  deeds.  His  conclu- 
sion was  that  when  parents  have  two  standards  for  their  sons, 
a  high  and  a  low,  they  cannot  expect  the  sons  to  choose  the  high 
standard  when  the  low  standard  seems  pleasing  to  the  parents. 
During  the  first  three  years  of  Trinity  College  the  number  of 
expulsions  was  five ;  deaths,  three ;  and  conversions,  one  hun- 


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dred  sixty-five.  These  statistics  would  indicate  that  the 
master  preacher  was  the  master  of  young  men  and  that  his 
mastery  was  destroying  that  vicious  "college  opinion." 

In  writing  of  the  years  from  1859  to  1862,  Dr.  Craven 
said:  "These  were  by  far  the  most  prosperous  years  the  Col- 
lege ever  had ;  current  expenses  were  paid  fully  and  promptly, 
opposition  had  died  away,  agents  appointed  by  the  Conference 
were  readily  receiving  ample  funds  for  elegant  and  commodi- 
ous buildings,  some  gentlemen  were  preparing  to  inaugurate 
a  handsome  endowment,  and  everything  was  favorable  for  a 
secure  foundation  of  enduring  prosperity."  This  period  was 
indeed  the  golden  age  of  "Old  Trinity." 

Although  Dr.  Craven  said  that  the  funds  were  sufficient  to 
pay  all  expenses,  it  is  interesting  to  see  how  much  funds  were 
received.  He  said  that  the  total  average  yearly  income  was 
$7,500,  and  that  the  salaries  of  the  faculty  and  all  the  other 
expenses  of  the  college  were  paid  out  of  this  amount.  Besides, 
he  failed  to  collect  $380,  and  the  amount  of  tuition  given  to 
needy  students  was  $830.  It  appears  from  the  records  that  the 
College  actually  received  $7,500  annually  for  these  three  years. 

The  most  encouraging  thing  at  this  time  was  the  fact  that 
the  church  was  united,  and  the  entire  Methodist  church  was 
giving  the  institution  its  support.  Such  unity  and  spirit  were 
enough  to  create  a  golden  age.  The  agent  of  the  College, 
Rev.  N.  H.  D.  Wilson,  was  meeting  with  much  success,  and 
on  October  16,  1860,  the  building  committee  of  the  College, 
composed  of  N.  F.  Reid,  N.  H.  D.  Wilson,  Jas.  Leach,  B.  F. 
Steed,  Kelly  Johnson,  and  B.  Craven  gave  the  contract  "for 
the  new  building.  .  .  to  G.  W.  Holt,  of  Warrenton,  which 
he  undertook  to  execute  according  to  specifications,  for  the 
sum  of  $14,000."  But  the  great  civil  war  was  at  hand,  and  the 
College  saw  the  end  of  all  building  for  many  years. 

During  this  period,  Dr.  Craven  continued  to  work  with 
the  teachers  of  the  State.  He  was  still  interested  in  normal 
training  for  teachers  and  continued  to  discuss  the  question  at 
the  teachers'  assembly.  In  1861  he  was  elected  vice-president 
of  the  teachers'  assembly,  and  was  a  member  of  the  committee 


256  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

of  twelve,  of  which  Calvin  H.  Wiley  was  chairman,  that  drew 
up  the  celebrated  "Address  to  the  People  of  North  Carolina" 
at  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  War.  The  purport  of  the  address 
was  to  set  forth  "the  primary  necessity  and  the  vital  impor- 
tance of  preventing  even  a  temporary  suspension"  of  the 
common  school  system.  And  it  is  well  known  today  by  stu- 
dents of  our  educational  history  that  the  schools  were  kept 
open  throughout  the  war. 

THE  CIVIL  WAR  PERIOD 

The  Civil  War  changed  everything.  All  building  came  to 
an  end,  since  all  the  resources  of  every  individual  were  turned 
into  a  private  or  public  war  fund.  Young  men,  instead  of  re- 
turning to  college,  enlisted  as  soldiers,  and  the  number  of  stu- 
dents decreased  to  a  mere  handfull.  In  order  to  prepare  the 
young  men  for  military  service,  Dr.  Craven  reported  to  his 
board  in  June,  1861,  "I  have  already  agreed  to  have  a  military 
school  at  the  College  during  vacation,  and  the  prospect  is  good 
for  a  large  class;"  and  he  recommended  that  the  trustees  es- 
tablish "a  military  department  in  connection  with  the  College; 
but  to  retain  the  same  mode  of  government  as  at  present,  but 
to  have  an  efficient,  well  organized  military  department,  as  an 
extra  cost,  to  be  open  to  all  who  may  wish  to  join."  The 
suggestion  was  adopted,  and  the  military  feature  was  added. 

Dr.  Craven  offered  his  services  to  the  Confederacy,  and  in 
December  20,  1861,  he  left  the  institution  to  take  command  of 
the  post  at  Salisbury  with  the  rank  of  captain.  The  Confeder- 
ate prison  was  located  at  Salisbury,  and  "Captain  B.  Craven 
was  in  command  of  the  post."  It  is  said  that  he  received  the 
first  prisoners  consigned  to  that  post.  Captain  Craven  was 
in  command  of  the  post  for  about  three  weeks.  Professor 
Jerome  Dowd  secured  from  the  Secretary  of  War  the  following 
statement  concerning  this  appointment:  "The  Confederate  ar- 
chives, on  file  in  this  office,  show  that  Captain  B.  Craven 
was  in  command  of  the  post  at  Salisbury,  North  Carolina, 
Dec.  20,  1861,  and  that  he  was  relieved  by  Captain  A.  C. 
Godwin,  between  January  7th  and  11th,  1862.  Neither  the 
exact  date  of  this  appointment  nor  the  date  he  was  relieved 


Braxton  Craven  and  Trinity  College  257 

has  been  found  on  record."  In  Dr.  Craven's  report  to  the 
board  of  Trustees  in  June,  1862,  no  mention  is  made  of  his 
connection  with  the  Salisbury  post,  nor  of  the  military  school, 
which,  it  is  said,  really  continued  in  operation  until  Dr.  Craven 
resigned  the  presidency  in  1865  to  accept  the  conference  ap- 
pointment at  Edenton  Street  Church,  Raleigh.  Prof.  O.  W. 
Carr  was  already  in  service  and  in  fact  rose  to  the  rank  of 
captain.  The  students  followed  the  president  and  faculty  and 
gave  their  services  to  the  Confederacy. 

Dr.  Craven  said  of  this  period :  "During  the  War  the  exer- 
cises of  the  institution  were  continued  with  a  variable,  but  con- 
stantly decreasing,  number  of  students.  In  1863  the  president 
resigned  and  was  stationed  for  two  years  at  Edenton  Street 
church  in  the  city  of  Raleigh.  Professor  Gannaway  was  plac- 
ed in  charge  as  president  pro  tempore  and  continued  with  a 
small  number  of  students  till  the  arrival  of  General  Hardee's 
corps  in  April,  1865.  The  exercises  were  then  suspended  till 
the  following  January.  In  the  fall  of  1865,  Dr.  Craven,  the 
former  president,  was  re-elected,  and  having  been  requested 
by  the  Conference  to  accept  the  position,  he  proceeded  imme- 
diately after  Conference  to  repair  and  re-open  the  institution." 

When  Dr.  Craven  was  pastor  of  Edenton  Street  Church, 
Johnson  surrendered,  and  Sherman's  army  took  possession  of 
Raleigh.  The  story  is  told  that  one  of  the  officers  in  charge 
of  the  soldiers  in  Raleigh  had  been  a  prisoner  at  Salisbury 
while  Captain  Craven  was  in  charge  of  that  post,  and  on  ac- 
count of  the  kindness  extended  to  him  while  a  prisoner  by 
Captain  Craven,  he  now  took  the  opportunity  to  return  that 
kindness  by  putting  a  horse  at  Dr.  Craven's  service  and  giving 
other  evidence  of  his  appreciation. 

The  was  was  over.  The  College  was  closed.  When  the 
church  began  to  reorganize  its  institutions,  it  turned  to  Brax- 
ton Craven  to  breathe  new  life  into  the  old  institution;  and 
this  will  be  the  subject  of  the  next  article. 


REVEREND  LESLIE  POWELL  HOWARD 

PRESIDENT  WILLIAM  P.  FEW 

[The  following  appreciation  of  Leslie  P.  Howard,  '03,  was 
read  before  the  memorial  meeting  of  the  North  Carolina  Con- 
ference in  December.  It  so  admirably  characterizes  an  alum- 
nus whom  we  may  well  be  proud  to  claim  as  brother  that  we 
present  it  in  full.  Mr.  Howard  as  a  student  was  a  leader  in 
every  line  of  wholesome  student  activity.  He  was  a  member 
of  the  glee  club,  an  athlete  of  first  rank,  a  leader  of  the  Y.  M. 
C.  A.,  and  the  idol  of  the  Hesperian  Literary  Society.  He  was 
perhaps  the  first  man  ever  to  make  a  public  debate  every  year 
while  in  college,  and  he  was  probably  the  only  man  who  ever 
participated  in  an  intercollegiate  debate  and  the  same  year 
won  both  the  general  debater's  and  the  orator's  medals  from 
his  society.  A  leading  fraternityman  at  a  time  when  much 
anti-fraternity  spirit  existed,  he  was  easily  a  leader  of  the 
student  body ;  and  this  leadership  was  all  the  more  remarkable 
because  his  brilliancy  and  unflagging  energy  naturally  aroused 
the  jealousy  of  less  fortunate  men,  and  because  he  rarely  com- 
promised, even  when  yielding  non-essentials  would  without 
friction  carry  a  main  point. — H.  H.] 

Reverend  Leslie  Powell  Howard  was  born  at  Bell's  Land- 
ing, Ala.,  November  15,  1877.  He  came  out  of  a  home  that 
must  have  somehow  possessed  extraordinary  sources  of  forma- 
tive and  sustaining  power;  for  there  was  a  large  family  of  chil- 
dren, and  they  have  become  successful  and  useful  to  an  un- 
usual degree.  He  was  prepared  for  college  at  the  high  school 
in  Mobile,  whither  his  parents  had  moved  in  1884.  Before 
coming  to  Trinity  he  had  attended  Southern  University  at 
Greensboro,  Alabama,  and  also  the  well-known  Moody  Bible 
School  at  Mt.  Hermon,  Massachusetts.  He  was  thereby  pre- 
pared to  enter  the  sophomore  class  at  Trinity  in  1900.  After 
three  years  of  residence  and  study  he  received  the  degree  of 
Bachelor  of  Arts  in  1903.  For  two  years  he  taught  English  in 
the  Durham  High  School,  and  pursued  graduate  studies  at 


Reverend  Leslie  P.  Howard  259 

Trinity,  receiving  the  degree  of  Master  of  Arts  in  1905.  He 
was  admitted  on  trial  into  the  North  Carolina  Conference  at 
Wilson  in  1905,  and  was  assigned  to  Edenton.  He  remained 
there  till  1908,  when  he  was  sent  to  Morehead  City  and  was 
returned  there  for  a  second  year. 

From  Morehead  City  he  went  to  Rocky  Mount  for  a  term 
of  four  years.  In  1914  he  went  to  Memorial  Church,  Durham, 
where  he  served  one  year  and  was  reappointed  for  a  second ; 
but  on  account  of  failing  health,  he  was  never  able  to  resume 
work.  He  died  at  a  sanatorium  in  New  York  State,  Decem- 
ber 20,  1914;  and  was  buried  in  Durham,  where  his  body  now 
rests. 

On  October  21,  1908,  he  was  most  appropriately  married 
to  Miss  Nan  Goodson  of  Kinston,  who  was  also  a  graduate  of 
Trinity  in  the  class  of  1906,  and  who  became  for  him  a  help- 
meet indeed.  They  had  three  children,  the  youngest,  a  little 
boy,  having  died  in  June,  1914. 

I  knew  Mr.  Howard  in  a  two-fold  capacity.  In  the  first 
place,  I  was  his  teacher;  and  in  the  second  place,  he  was  my 
pastor.  I,  therefore,  had  an  unusual  opportunity  to  see  him  at 
close  range  and  from  two  opposite  points  of  view;  to  study 
his  character  in  the  formative  years  of  his  life;  and  later  to 
watch  in  their  maturity  the  development  of  the  powers  with 
which  he  was  born.  Some  things  in  him  as  a  student  that 
puzzled  me  became  plain  in  him  as  a  man  at  the  great  tasks  of 
his  life.  For  example,  he  was  never  a  docile  student;  and 
I  understood  that  trait  better  when  I  later  learned  that  he  was 
born  for  leadership,  always  at  the  front  and  on  the  firing  line 
of  duty  and  human  service.  He  was  never  at  rest;  nobody 
can  recall  ever  seeing  him  still;  he  was  rarely  ever  satisfied. 
All  this  I  came  to  understand,  too,  when  I  saw  how  he  was 
possessed  with  an  almost  demoniacal  energy;  that  he  was  for- 
ever to  be  the  uncompromising  foe  of  all  compromise  and  to  be 
in  unceasing  warfare  with  whatever  seemed  to  him  to  be  in- 
complete and  inadequate. 

I  do  not  mean  to  make  the  impression  that  he  was  not  a 
loyal  student;  for  while  he  was  a  virile  and  manly  son  of 
Trinity  College,  at  the  same  time  he  carried  through  life  a  fine 


260  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

devotion  to  his  Alma  Mater  that  has  on  many  occasions  been  an 
inspiration  to  me.  He  was,  as  every  son  of  Trinity  should  be, 
glad  and  grateful  to  be  able  to  ally  his  transitory  life  with  a 
great  and  undying  institution  in  which  he  believed  with  the 
whole  heart. 

As  a  preacher  he  brought  courage,  energy,  and  the  utmost 
fidelity  to  his  task  as  he  conceived  it.  I  believe  he  was  suc- 
cessful in  all  his  pastorates.  But  I  had  opportunity  to  ob- 
serve him  at  work  only  at  Memorial  during  the  last  year  of 
his  life.  To  that  church  he  rendered  a  service  of  inestimable 
value.  He  put  life  into  every  part  of  it,  and  placed  straight 
upon  the  heart  of  every  official  and  every  member  the  indi- 
vidual's personal  responsibility  for  the  work  and  success  of 
the  church.  He  made  so  plain  and  insistent  the  responsibil- 
ities of  an  official  in  the  church  of  God  that  under  his  ad- 
ministration no  high-minded  man  could  possibly  remain  in  the 
office  of  a  steward,  unless  he  was  highly  resolved  to  be  a  man 
of  solid  piety  who  both  knows  and  loves  the  doctrines  of  the 
church.  Here  is  a  lasting  service  he  rendered  Memorial 
Church.  Here  is  the  secret  of  his  success  as  a  pastor.  And 
here  is  the  great  lesson  of  his  life,  which  as  a  layman,  I 
should  like  modestly  to  bring  home  to  every  preacher  in  this 
conference.  He  was  my  pastor  for  one  year.  He  did  me  a 
great  deal  of  good,  and  I  shall  not  cease  to  thank  God  for 
his  influence  over  my  religious  life. 

Mr.  Howard  died  on  a  bleak  December  night  in  the  loneli- 
ness of  a  strange  land.  We  know  nothing  of  the  essential  cir- 
cumstances of  his  death.  But  we  do  know  his  life.  And  as 
an  intrepid  soldier  of  the  Cross  he  fought  the  battle  of  the 
Christian  life,  and  fought  it  bravely  till  he  fell.  His  earthly 
career  was  cut  short,  but  it  was  not  incomplete.  He  gave  out 
the  last  thing  that  was  in  him  for  the  Church  and  for  the 
causes  of  the  Kingdom  of  God.  Though  his  own  heart  must 
break,  his  sword  remained  unbroken,  and  to  the  end  he  stood 
at  the  post  of  duty  where  his  Lord  had  placed  him.  I  feel  that 
I  can  confidently  and  with  all  reverence  say  of  him  in  the 
tender  words  of  his  Master :  He  was  a  good  shepherd,  he  laid 
down  his  life  for  the  sheep. 


THE  ANNUAL  COMMENCEMENT  PROGRAM 
OF  1877 

[The  pages  following  reproduce,  in  as  nearly  the  orig- 
inal style  as  practicable,  the  annual  commencement  program 
of  1877.  If  you  have  a  copy  of  your  old  program,  send  it  to 
the  Register  for  future  use.] 

Marshals 
J.  KinsEY,  Chief 

G.  W.  Koonce  C.  R.  Makepeace 
C.  D.  Crawford  G.  M.  Bulla 

J.  S.  Battle  T.  N.  Ivy 

J.  S.  Oliver  J.  R.  Cutchiu 

Managers 
E.  T.  White,  Chief 

W.  H.  BOBBITT  H.  E.  Norris 
E.  Tanner  E.  B.  Fonville 

T.  W.  Taylor  W.  R.  Allen 

W.  B.  Dowd  C.  P.  Kerans 

SUNDAY,  JUNE  3d 

Senior  Sermon,  by  Rev.  P.  L.  Groom,  of  Rockingham  County 

Examinations  from  June  5th  to  June  12th 

SATURDAY  EVENING,  JUNE  9th 
Declamation  by  Members  of  the  Freshman  Class 

1.  Sanctified  Education,  by  J.  Clarence  Fink,  of  Concord. 

2.  The  South,  by  R.  T.  Crews,  of  Granville  County. 

3.  Only  a  Man,  by  F.  S.  Starrett,  of  Salisbury. 

4.  The  Vice  of  Hurry,  by  F.  L,.  Dearmin,  of  Stokes  County. 

5.  The  Coat  Makes  the  Man,  by  J.  S.  Oliver,  of  Robeson  County. 

6.  Passing  Away,  by  E.  G.  Moore,  of  Edgecombe  County. 

7.  The  Convict's  Soliloquy,  by  J.  W.  Andrews,  of  Wilmington. 

8.  A  Prince  in  Disguise,  by  E.  D.  Ellsworth,  of  Duplin  County. 

SUNDAY,  JUNE  10 

Sermon  Before  the  Theological  Society,  by  Rev.  W .  M.  Roby,  Presi- 
dent of  Davenport  Female  College 


262  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

MONDAY  EVENING,  JUNE  11th 
Declamation  by  Members  of  the  Sophomore  Class 

1.  Mind  and  Nature,  by  E.  T.  Iseley,  of  Alamance  County. 

2.  Unfinished  Problems,  by  G.  M.  Bulla,  of  High  Point. 

3.  Crying  Down  the  Race,  by  T.  A.  Crews,  of  Forsythe  County. 

4.  The  Graveyard  of  Nations,  by  E.  Tanner,  of  Granville  County. 

5.  Be  True  to  Yourself,  by  W.  B.  Trogden,  of  Randolph  County. 

6.  Unity  of  Effort,  by  S.  A.  Fishblate,  of  Wilmington. 

7.  Democracy  and  Socialism,  by  R.  B.  Clark,  of  Anson  County. 

8.  "Drink  Deep,  or  Taste  Not  the  Pierion  Spring,"  by  S.  A.  Redd- 

ing, of  Pamlico  County. 

TUESDAY  EVENING,  JUNE  12th 

Orations  by  Members  of  the  Junior  Class 

1.  The  Age  Wants  a  Hero,  by  M.  Bradshaw,  of  Trinity. 

2.  Organization  Is  Life,  by  T.  E.  Everheart,  of  Texas. 

3.  Public  Opinion,  by  E.  S.  F.  Giles,  of  Trinity. 

4.  Rocking  the  Cradle  Rocks  the  World,  by  E.  S.  Abell,  of  Smith- 

field. 

5.  Sectarianism  No  Longer  Possible,  by  J.  E.  Thompson,  of  Ala- 

mance County. 

6.  Every  Cause  Has  Its  Martyrs,  by  J.  E.  Field,  of  Leaksville. 

WEDNESDAY,  JUNE  13th 

Trustees  meet  at  g  o'clock  A.  M. 

At  ii  o'clock  A.  M. 

Annual  Sermon 
By  Rev.  J.  W.  North,  D.  D.,  of  Shelby,  N.  C, 

At  8  o'clock  P.  M. 

Annual  meeting  of  the  Alumni  Association 

and 

Annual  Address 

By  H.  F.  Grainger,  Esq.,  of  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

THURSDAY,  JUNE  14th 

Commencement 
I.    Anthem — Hark  the  Song  of  Jubilee,  by  the  Choir. 
II.    Prayer. 

Music  by  the  Band 


BUNYAN  S.  WOMBLE,  '04 
Elected  Member  Board  of  Trustees 


Annual  Commencement  Program  oe  1877        263 

III.  Await  the  Issue,  by  Charles  Winborn  White,  of  Randolph  Co. 

IV.  Who  Shall  Govern  the  Nation?  by  David  William  Michael, 

of  Graham. 

Music 

V.     The  Few  Immortals,  by  John  David  Kernodle,  of  Guilford  Co. 
VI.     The  Pleasure  of  Incompleteness,  by  Leroy  Campbell  Caldwell, 
of  Concord. 

Music 

VII.     Special  Talent,  by  David  Sanders  Koonce,  of  Carteret  Co. 
VIII.    Latent  Power,  by  David  Bascom  Parker. 

Music 

IX.    Expectation,  by  Cyrus  Picket  Frazer,  of  Randolph  Co. 
X.    Poets,   the   Prophets   of   the   Millenium,  by   William   Gaston 
Bradshaw,  of  Trinity. 

Music 

XI.     The  Golden  Age,  by  William  Parker  Mercer,  of  Edgecombe 
County. 
XII.    Life's  Problems,  by  Owen  Parker,  of  Sampson  County. 

Music 

XIII.  Class  Presented,  by  Oscar  Gregory  Baugh  McMullan,  of  Hert- 

ford. 

XIV.  Degrees  Conferred. 

XV.    Bibles  Presented. 

,rTTT      „     .        .,    ,  ,     ,  (  W.  Z.  Morten,  Hesperian. 

XVI.    Society  Medals,  by       j  j  j  Partridge,  Columbian. 

Music 

XVII.     Valedictory  Address,  by  Pinckney  Lafayette  Groom,  of  Rock- 
ingham County. 
XVIII.    Addresses,  by 

His  Excellency,  Gov.  Hampton,  of  S.  C. 
His  Excellency,  Gov.  Vance,  of  N.  C. 

Benediction 

Public  reception  given  to  Gov.  Hampton  and  Gov.  Vance,  in  the 
College  Chapel,  from  3  to  4  o'clock,  conducted  by  Hon.  J.  M.  Leach, 
of  Lexington. 


THE  TRINITY  COLLEGE  LAW  SCHOOL 

WALTER  G.  SHEPPARD,'12 

Messrs.  J.  B.  and  B.  N.  Duke  founded  the  Trinity  College 
Law  School  in  the  summer  of  1904.  But  the  history  of  the 
teaching  of  law  in  Trinity  College  begins  nearly  fifty  years  ago. 
In  the  college  catalogue  of  1868-69  we  find  the  following  ex- 
planation of  a  school  of  law  then  announced  for  the  first  term: 
"This  school  is  organized  to  meet  a  growing  demand.  The 
instruction  will  be  as  thorough  as  possible  and  be  given  both 
by  lecture  and  by  text-books."  The  text-books  to  be  used 
were  announced  as  "Blackstone's  Commentaries,  Stephen  on 
Pleading,  Vattels'  International  Law,  the  Law  of  Executors, 
Greenleaf's  Evidence,  Adams'  Equity,  etc.,"  and  it  seems  con- 
templated from  the  beginning  that  Dr.  Craven  himself  should 
give  the  instruction.  The  first  class,  1869-70,  includes  all  tak- 
ing the  course,  regular  academic  students  as  well  as  a  few 
taking  law  only,  the  complete  roll  being  as  follows :  H.  B. 
Adams,  Carthage,  N.  C. ;  R.  S.  Andrews,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  A. 
M.  Alderman,  Wilmington,  N.  C. ;  D.  E.  Bryant,  Grayson  Co., 
Texas;  W.  W.  Brickell,  Halifax,  N.  C. ;  R.  S.  Bynum,  Ger- 
mantown,  N.  C. ;  T.  P.  Bonner,  Hyde  Co.,  N.  C. ;  E.  G.  Cran- 
ford,  Davidson  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  L.  Davis,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  S.  G. 
Dobyns,  Taylorsville,  Virginia ;  A.  J.  Ellington,  Wentworth, 
N.  C;  E.  C.  Elder,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  Alexander  Greene,  Wil- 
son, N.  C. ;  R.  F.  Garret,  Rockingham  Co.,  N.  C. ;  G.  D.  Hines, 
Guilford  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  T.  LeGrand,  Richmond  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J. 
A.  Lockhart,  Anson  Co.,  N.  C. ;  S.  Lane,  Goldsboro,  N.  C. ;  J. 
W.  Mauney,  Stanly  Co.,  N.  C. ;  E.  D.  Mcllhenny,  Wilmington, 
N.  C;  H.  W.  Norris,  Wake  Co.,  N.  C;  J.  D.  Pemberton, 
Richmond  Co.,  N.  C. ;  V.  B.  Swann,  Caswell  Co.,  N.  C. ;  W. 
T.  Swann,  Caswell  Co.,  N.  C. ;  A.  H.  Stokes,  Caswell  Co.,  N. 
C. ;  W.  F.  Steele,  Rockingham,  N.  C. ;  S.  Simpson,  Rocking- 
ham Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  K.  Tucker,  Edgefield,  S.  C. ;  A.  B.  Wor- 
tham,  Henderson,  N.  C. ;  R.  F.  Witty,  Rockingham  Co.,  N.  C. 

The  roll  for  1870-71  contained  in  all  thirty-seven  students, 
including  the  following  new  names :  O.  H.  Allen,  Kenansville, 


The  Trinity  College  Law  School  265 

N.  C. ;  I.  J.  Austin,  Black  Hawk,  Miss.;  J.  A.  Barringer, 
Greensboro,  N.  C ;  J.  Cooper,  Savannah,  Ga. ;  G.  B.  Everett, 
Wentworth,  N.  C. ;  J.  W.  Eubanks,  Jones  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  A. 
Faison,  Duplin  Co.,  N.  C. ;  R.  J.  Grimes,  Tarboro,  N.  C. ;  J. 
S.  Ledbetter,  Richmond  Co.,  N.  C. ;  W.  M.  Leach,  Lexington, 
N.  C. ;  S.  W.  Legrand,  Richmond  Co.,  N.  C. ;  A.  S.  Murphey, 
Salisbury,  N.  C. ;  J.  T.  Sharp,  Wilson  Co.,  N.  C. ;  F.  M.  Sim- 
mons, Jones  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  A.  Turner,  Stanly  Co.,  N.  C. ; 
J.  A.  Worthy,  Moore  Co.,  N.  C. ;  I.  A.  White,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
T.  Winningham,  Hernando,  Miss. ;  E.  D.  Winstead,  Person 
Co.,  N.  C. ;  W.  W.  Wilhelm,  Iredell  Co.,  N.  C. 

The  class  of  1871-72  numbered  twenty-seven,  including 
new  names  as  follows :  C.  T.  Bethel,  Rockingham  Co.,  N.  C. ; 

C.  C.  Bibb,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  E.  T.  Boykin,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  W. 
T.  Braswell,  Edgecombe  Co.,  N.  C. ;  C.  F.  Emery,  Yazoo, 
Miss. ;  M.  M.  Fisher,  Hyde  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  R.  Garrett,  Rock- 
ingham Co.,  N.  C. ;  L.  B.  Hendren,  Newbern,  N.  C. ;  J.  J. 
Kessee,  Caswell  Co.,  N.  C. ;  L.  B.  Masten,  Winston,  N.  C. ; 
J.  W.  Powell,  Sampson  Co.,  N.  C. ;  H.  Snell,  Washington  Co., 
N.  C. ;  W.  L.  Terry,  Little  Rock,  Ark. ;  S.  J.  Veach,  Davidson 
Co.,  N.  C;  G.  I.  Watson,  Hyde  Co.,  N.  C;  G.  H.  Weston, 
Hyde  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  R.  Wortham,  Warren  Co.,  N.  C. 

The  catalogue  for  1872-73  is  the  first  to  indicate  a  regular 
instructor  in  law,  and  we  find  on  the  faculty  roll  "John  W. 
Young,  Esq.,  Instructor  in  Law."  The  number  of  students 
taking  the  course,  however,  gradually  decreased  until  1881-82, 
when  there  were  only  six  students  enrolled.  These  six,  the 
last  law  students  enrolled  in  the  catalogue  until  the  college 
was  moved  to  Durham,  were  B.  C.  Beckwith,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ; 
S.  D.  Cole,  Carthage,  N.  C;  S.  G.  Daniel,  Halifax,  N.  C; 

D.  N.  Farnell,  Swansboro,  N.  C. ;  J.  Hines,  Point  Caswell, 
N.  C. ;  and  P.  Holland,  Newbern,  N.  C. 

In  1873-74  the  "School  of  Law"  apparently  came  to  an 
end,  and  the  college  catalogue  makes  no  mention  of  any  law 
students  the  following  year.  Mr.  Young's  name  also  appears 
no  further  as  instructor.  From  1875  to  1882  the  work  was 
clone  in  the  "Department  of  Law,"  apparently  under  the  direct 


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teaching  of  President  Craven  again.  In  addition  to  some 
names  already  given  the  rolls  of  students  for  the  two  years, 
1872  to  1874,  contained  the  names  of  J.  C.  Black,  Randolph 
Co.,  N.  C;  W.  A.  Caraway,  Wadesboro,  N.  C;  J.  J.  Des- 
mond, Kinston,  N.  C. ;  W.  C.  Etheridge,  Bertie  Co.,  N.  C. ; 
M.  A.  Gray,  Kinston,  N.  C. ;  J.  L.  Holmes,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
E.  J.  Kennedy,  South  Carolina  [sic]  ;  B.  H.  Merrimon,  Ral- 
eigh, N.  C. ;  W.  M.  Russ,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  H.  W.  Spinks,  Ran- 
dolph Co.,  N.  C;  J.  M.  Stockard,  Graham,  N.  C. ;  W.  T. 
Sanders,  Clayton,  N.  C. ;  W.  D.  Turner,  Turnersburg,  N.  C. ; 
G.  D.  Tysor,  Moore  Co.,  N.  C. ;  W.  P.  Turner,  Johnson  Co., 
N.  C. ;  W.  A.  Welborn,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  G.  J.  Watson,  Hyde 
Co.,  N.  C. ;  W.  A.  Bobbitt,  Granville  Co.,  N.  C. ;  J.  M.  Brown, 
Randolph  Co.,  N.  C. ;  W.  G.  Burkhead,  Shelby,  N.  C. ;  T.  M. 
Cross,  Harnett  Co.,  N.  C. ;  B.  H.  Palmer,  Randolph  Co.,  N.  C. ; 
and  J.  C.  Welborn,  Trinity,  N.  C. 

The  students  enrolled  after  1875  were  the  following:  G. 
S.  Bradshaw,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  W.  G.  Bradshaw,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
W.  G.  Burkhead,  Raleigh,  N.  C. ;  W.  L.  Cuninggim,  Aurora, 
N.  C. ;  C.  P.  Frazer,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  E.  S.  F.  Giles,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  C.  L.  Heitman,  Lexington,  N.  C. ;  D.  S.  Koonce,  Har- 
lowe,  N.  C. ;  J.  D.  Kernodle,  Gibsonville,  N.  C. ;  J.  H.  Small, 
Washington,  N.  C. ;  J.  M.  McMullan,  Hertford,  N.  C. ;  D.  W. 
Michael,  Graham,  N.  C. ;  W.  Z.  Morton,  Washington,  N.  C. ; 
H.  E.  Tripp,  Durham's  Creek,  N.  C. ;  E.  S.  Abell,  Smithfield, 
Is1.  C. ;  M.  Bradshaw,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  J.  F.  Brower,  Trinity, 
N.  C;  J.  D.  Bundy,  Laurinburg,  N.  C. ;  C.  D.  Crawford, 
Salisbury,  N.  C. ;  T.  E.  Everheart,  Key  Town,  Tex.;  J.  K. 
Harris,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  J.  Hill,  Germantown,  N.  C. ;  C.  B. 
Ingram,  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. ;  W.  C.  Ingram,  Farmer's,  N.  C. ; 
J.  Kinsey,  Newbern,  N.  C. ;  C.  N.  Mason,  Harlowe,  N.  C. ; 
J.  J.  Partridge,  Jonesboro,  N.  C. ;  G.  A.  Robbins,  Trinity,  N. 
C;  M.  O.  Smallwood,  Weldon,  N.  C. ;  G.  M.  Bulla,  High 
Point,  N.  C. ;  F.  R.  Dearmain,  Stoneville,  N.  C. ;  W.  B.  Dowd, 
Charlotte,  N.  C. ;  M.  L.  Edwards,  Mud  Lick,  N.  C. ;  A.  Flem- 
ming,  Greenville,  N.  C. ;  W.  A.  Flemming,  Greenville,  N.  C. ; 
A.  O.  Gaylord,  Plymouth,  N.  C. ;  J.  Gibbons,  Roxboro,  N.  C. ; 


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G.  W.  Koonce,  Trenton,  N.  C. ;  J.  T.  Langston,  Newton 
Grove,  N.  C. ;  E.  G.  Moore,  Toisnot,  N.  C. ;  D.  E.  Perry, 
Kinston,  N.  C. ;  E.  Tanner,  Sassafras  Fork,  N.  C. ;  G.  D. 
Ellsworth,  Wallace,  N.  C. ;  J.  A.  Edwards,  Hookerton,  N.  C.  ; 
E.  F.  Finch,  Hannersville,  N.  C. ;  W.  D.  Griffin,  Louisburg, 
N.  C.;  G.  W.  Holmes,  Graham,  N.  C. ;  N.  F.  R.  Loftin, 
Thomasville,  N.  C. ;  S.  E.  Pope,  Hannersville,  N.  C. ;  G.  T. 
Sikes,  Grissom,  N.  C. ;  J.  W.  Welborn,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  C.  H. 
Armfield,  Statesville,  N.  C. ;  E.  H.  Davis,  Louisburg,  N.  C. ; 
J.  A.  Fowles,  Alleghany  Co.,  N.  C. ;  and  the  members  of  the 
final  class  of  1881-82  as  already  given. 

The  next  mention  of  law  courses  we  find  in  the  college 
catalogues  is  in  1887-88,  when  a  course  in  elementary  law, 
four  recitations  per  week,  was  offered  in  the  school  of  history 
and  apparently  required  of  all  students  graduating.  The 
catalogue  for  1888-89  prefaces  the  outline  of  this  course  with 
these  words :  "Every  liberally  educated  young  man  should, 
whether  he  expects  to  make  law  a  profession  or  not,  know  the 
principles  and  definitions  of  our  common  law."  President 
Crowell  himself  offered  the  law  courses  for  the  first  year  or 
two,  but  in  1889-90  Prof.  Nereus  C.  English  took  the  course 
in  elementary  law,  and  students  were  thereafter  allowed  an 
election  between  this  course  and  a  course  in  general  jurispru- 
dence.    The  courses  were  limited  to  seniors. 

In  the  college  announcements  at  the  close  of  the  year 
1891-92  appears  the  following:  "The  regular  law  course, 
as  presented  by  Judge  A.  C.  Avery  (Associate  Justice  of  the 
Supreme  Court),  Dean  of  the  Law  School,  was  not  offered 
this  year  on  account  of  having  to  open  college  in  our  old  build- 
ings at  Trinity,  Randolph  Co.,  N.  C,  but  in  the  absence  of 
Judge  Avery,  the  above  special  course  was  offered  by  the 
instructor  in  law."  The  instructor  referred  to  was  B.  B.  Nich- 
olson, Ph.  B.,  and  the  course  he  offered  covered  the  Supreme 
Court  requirements  for  the  bar  examination.  Judge  Avery 
presided  over  the  school  from  1892  to  1894,  when  it  ceased  to 
exist.  He  was  an  exceedingly  efficient  and  conscientious  in* 
structor,  and  it  was  only  the  financial  weakness  of  the  College 


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at  the  time  that  closed  the  school.    The  standard  of  work  set 
an  excellent  pace  for  the  school  today. 

But  to  return  to  the  Trinity  College  Law  School  as  it 
exists  today,  as  endowed  by  Messrs.  B.  N.  and  J.  B.  Duke  in 
1904.  The  first  task  of  the  college  authorities  was  to  find  a 
capable  dean,  a  man  who  would  make  the  school  a  success 
from  the  start.  Their  eyes  turned  to  Mr.  Samuel  F.  Mordecai, 
then  a  practicing  attorney  in  Raleigh,  N.  C,  who  had  been 
an  occasional  lecturer  in  law  at  Wake  Forest  College.  No 
lawyer  in  the  state  was  more 'successful  than  he,  and  no  law- 
yer had  more  completely  devoted  his  life  to  the  scientific  study 
of  the  science  and  profession.  There  was  probably  no  insti- 
tution in  the  state  that  would  not  have  been  proud  to  have 
him  on  its  law  school  faculty.  To  the  delight  of  the  friends 
of  the  College  he  accepted  the  position  as  dean  of  the  new. 
school.  After  a  careful  study  of  the  courses  and  methods  of 
instruction  in  the  leading  law  schools  of  the  country  Dean 
Mordecai  returned  to  open  the  school  in  the  fall  of  1904. 
Associated  with  him  on  the  law  faculty  were  Mr.  A.  C.  Mcin- 
tosh, a  practicing  attorney  of  Taylorsville,  N.  C,  and  close 
student  of  the  law  who  eschewed  mixing  political  activities 
with  the  practice  as  much  as  did  the  dean  himself,  and  Mr. 
R.  P.  Reade,  LL.  B.,  University  of  Michigan,  a  brilliant  young 
lawyer  of  Durham. 

The  school  was  successful,  as  the  Messrs.  Duke  had  hoped, 
from  the  start.  New  and  improved  methods  of  teaching  law 
were  established.  Mr.  Mordecai  decided  to  adopt  practically 
the  system  used  at  Harvard.  And  so  the  case  system  was  in- 
augurated. This  was  new  in  this  State  at  the  time,  and  it  was 
easily  seen  that  it  was  a  great  improvement  over  the  text- 
book method  of  the  other  schools.  Case  books  on  all  the  sub- 
jects for  which  suitable  case  books  could  be  found,  were  put 
into  use,  and  the  rest  of  the  course  was  made  up  of  the  best 
textbooks  available.  The  first  roll  of  students  included  the 
following:  Henry  Bethune  Adams,  Monroe,  N.  C. ;  Arthur 
B.  Bradsher,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  R.  O.  Everett,  Durham,  N.  C. ; 
Jesse  Paul  Frizzelle,  Ormondsville,  N.   C. ;  W.   S.  Lowder- 


The  Trinity  College  Law  School  269 

milk,  Powelton,  N.  C. ;  J.  E.  Pegram,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  and 
B.  S.  Womble,  Newton,  N.  C.  These  completed  the  two 
years  course  of  study,  and  stood  the  state  board  examination 
in  August,  1906.  They  have  located  at  various  places  in  the 
State,  and  the  marked  success  they  are  meeting  with  in  their 
practice  is  an  evidence  of  the  thorough  training  they  received 
in  the  new  school  of  law. 

The  second  years'  enrollment  of  applicants  for  admission 
was  larger  than  the  first  and  included  the  names  of  some  men 
who  are  now  achieving  marked  success  at  the  bar.  These 
finished  the  course  in  due  time  and  were  admitted  to  practice. 
Others  entered  to  take  their  place,  and  the  school  has  grown 
steadily  until  this  day. 

While  the  new  system  of  teaching  had  a  great  deal  to  do 
with  the  success  of  the  law  school,  the  principal  feature  of 
its  success  was  the  efficient  and  capable  faculty  which  started 
it  off.  In  Mr.  Mordecai  the  College  found  a  man  who  was  not 
only  master  of  the  history  and  principles  of  law,  but  also  a 
thoroughbred  teacher.  He  was  not  only  an  author  but  a 
student,  for  he  is  always  reading  and  discovering  new  things 
in  the  law  and  is  continually  working  on  some  subject.  He  is 
a  man  who  rests  while  he  works — or  one  who  never  tires  of 
work.  It  is  his  chief  desire  always  to  be  doing  something,  and 
this  is  what  he  tries  to  instill  into  his  students.  He  is  also  a 
successful  teacher,  for  he  knows  how  to  approach  the  student, 
how  to  excite  his  interest,  and  how  to  command  the  prepara- 
tion of  his  work.  Aside  from  these  faculties,  however,  his 
chief  asset  in  teaching  is  the  personal  interest  he  has  and  shows 
in  every  law  student.  He  talks  with  the  students,  walks  with 
them,  and  frequently  invites  them  to  dine  with  him.  One  of 
the  most  pleasant  things  about  the  course  in  law  at  Trinity 
College  is  that  of  having  the  dean  visit  the  students,  and  in 
turn  the  students  visit  the  dean,  and  discuss  such  matters  as 
are  of  common  interest.  Professor  Mcintosh  and  Professor 
Eeade  also  proved  successful  and  competent  teachers. 

This  efficient  faculty,  together  with  the  system  of  study 
used,  made  Trinity  College  a  thorough  school  in  the  prepara- 


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tion  of  its  students.  No  one  who  has  ever  received  a  certifi- 
cate from  the  school  has  ever  failed  to  pass  the  State  board. 
There  can  be  no  better  evidence  than  this  that  the  school  is 
successful  and  thorough.  But  passing  the  board  is  the  thing 
which  receives  least  consideration.  The  aim  of  the  dean  and 
faculty  is  to  prepare  men  not  for  the  State  board,  but  for  a 
successful  practice.  It  is  not  their  aim  to  make  successful  ap- 
plicants but  to  make  successful  lawyers.  They  therefore  give 
the  student  a  thorough  training  in  the  foundation  principles 
of  the  law  commencing  at  the  beginning  and  leading  on  up  to 
the  present  day.  It  is  this  which  makes  a  Trinity  man  pre- 
pared to  practice  law. 

In  1905  the  Law  School  became  a  member  of  the  American 
Association  of  Law  Schools,  it  being  the  only  member  in 
North  Carolina.  This  required  a  three  years  residence  course 
of  study  to  receive  a  degree  in  law  and  also  required  all  ap- 
plicants to  complete  as  much  as  the  sophomore  year  in  some 
college.  Joining  the  American  Association  was  a  step  in  ad- 
vance of  anything  in  North  Carolina  at  that  time,  and  many 
thought  it  would  work  a  hardship  on  Trinity,  but  it  was  in 
keeping  with  the  high  standard  which  the  College  has  tried  to 
uphold,  and  now  the  school  is  recognized  as  one  of  the  strong- 
est in  the  South. 

As  the  study  of  law  involves  extensive  research  work,  a 
vast  amount  of  reading,  and  a  present  knowledge  of  the 
changes  in  the  law  both  by  statute  and  the  decision  of  the 
courts,  a  large  special  collection  of  books  has  been  purchased 
for  the  law  school  library.  The  library  is  one  of  the  strongest 
assets  of  the  school. 

In  addition  to  the  splendid  equipment  and  able  faculty 
which  the  Trinity  Law  School  possesses,  the  school  has  gained 
no  small  amount  of  publicity  through  the  publication  of  law 
books  by  the  members  of  its  faculty.  Mr.  Mordecai  has  per- 
haps written  and  published  more  law  books  than  any  North 
Carolina  author.  Before  coming  to  Trinity  he  had  been  the 
author  of  some  books  of  note,  but  his  greatest  works  have 
come  from  the  press  since  he  has  been  connected  with  the  Col- 


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lege.  He  is  the  author  of  Mordecai's  Law  Lectures,  which  is 
a  volume  comprising  some  thirteen  hundred  pages  of  North 
Carolina  Law  with  the  cases  of  authority  cited.  It  contains  a 
history  of  the  North  Carolina  law,  copious  citations,  and  care- 
ful summaries  of  the  law,  and  is  invaluable  in  practice  in  any 
law  office  in  this  state.  Dean  Mordecai  has  also  published 
Remedies  by  Selected  Cases,  with  Mr.  Mcintosh,  and  Morde- 
cai's Law  Notes,  which  is  a  resume  of  all  the  law  covered  in 
the  various  case  books  taught  at  Trinity.  In  addition  the 
school  of  law  published  Mcintosh  on  Contracts,  prepared  and 
published  by  Mr.  Mcintosh  while  a  member  of  the  faculty  of 
Trinity  Law  School.  And  only  recently  Prof.  Lockhart  has 
published  a  Handbook  on  the  Lazv  of  Evidence  of  North  Caro- 
lina. This  is  a  well  prepared  treatise  on  this  subject  and 
promises  to  be  indispensable  for  the  attorneys  in  this  state. 
These  publications  have  received  wide  recognition  and  are 
being  generally  used,  thus  showing  the  value  and  merit  of 
not  only  the  authors,  but  the  law  school  as  well.  Just  here 
might  be  mentioned  also  the  Outline  of  Common  Lazv  Plead- 
ing prepared  exclusively  for  students  by  Prof.  R.  G.  Anderson, 
Mr.  Mcintosh's  successor,  while  a  member  of  the  law  faculty ; 
and  we  might  remark  in  passing  that  Dean  Mordecai  has 
recently  revised  his  Law  Lectures  and  printed  a  second  edition. 
The  school  at  Trinity  is  young  yet,  and  we  can  hardly 
compute  its  standing  and  efficiency  by  the  men  who  have  gone 
out,  for  even  the  first  graduates  have  not  been  in  the  practice 
long  enough  to  receive  a  very  wide  and  prominent  recognition ; 
but  if  the  record  they  and  the  men  following  them  thus  far 
have  made  is  any  indication  of  its  success,  this  law  school  bids 
fair  to  render  some  of  the  greatest  service  Trinity  College 
has  ever  rendered  to  the  State  and  nation.  The  present  faculty 
consists  of  Dean  Mordecai,  W.  S.  Lockhart,  '04,  who  received 
his  law  training  at  Trinity  and  Harvard  Law  School,  and  H. 
G.  Hedrick,  '11,  who  also  received  his  law  training  at  Trinity 
with  the  exception  of  one  year  at  Harvard. 


EDITORIAL  NOTES 

This  issue  closes  the  first  volume  of  the  Register.  The 
subscription  list  has  nearly  doubled  since  we  began  publication. 
The  encouragement  extended  by  the  alumni  and  the  many 
friends  of  the  College  has  even  exceeded  expectations.  The 
average  size  of  the  publication  has  been  larger  than  the  oc- 
casional maximum  we  dared  promise  a  year  ago.  Altogether 
we  have  enjoyed  the  first  year,  and  we  believe  the  alumni  are 
closer  together  and  the  College  more  directly  in  touch  with 
them  than  ever  before.  May  the  Register  have  its  part  in 
uniting  even  more  firmly  alumnus  and  alumnus  and  alumni 
and  College.  

The  local  associations  are  slow  to  appoint  correspondents 
to  the  Register.  So  are  the  various  classes.  If  the  alumni 
of  your  county  cannot  be  prevailed  upon  to  appoint  a  cor- 
respondent, send  in  information  yourself  as  to  Trinity  alumni 
in  your  town  or  county.  Also  let  some  one  take  it  upon  him- 
self to  write  fully  of  the  classes  due  to  hold  re-unions  next 
commencement,  the  class  of  1906,  the  class  of  1901,  the  class 
of  1896,  and  the  class  of  1891. 


Has  your  county  organized  a  Trinity  College  Alumni  Asso- 
ciation ?  

Dr.  Franklin  N.  Parker,  for  four  years  Avera  Professor 
of  Biblical  Literature,  and  now  professor  of  Systematic  The- 
ology in  the  Candler  School  of  Divinity,  Emory  University, 
will  this  year  conduct  the  annual  Y.  M.  C.  A.  revival  following 
mid-year  examinations.  Old  Boys,  don't  you  wish  you  were 
here !  

The  "register  of  former  students"  will  be  published  in  full 
in  next  issue,  including  a  re-publication  of  all  names  already 
published.  Urge  all  alumni  to  send  in  complete  information 
about  themselves,  call  our  attention  at  once  to  any  errors,  and 
by  all  means  send  us  any  available  information  regarding  the 
dead. 


ON  THE  CAMPUS 

The  granite  wall,  the  gift  of  Mr.  Benjamin  N.  Duke,  which 
when  finished  will  extend  around  the  entire  campus,  is  nearing 
completion.  Work  on  it  was  begun  in  the  fall.  The  wall, 
thirty-six  inches  in  height  and  fifteen  inches  in  breadth,  is  in 
every  way  modern  and  handsome  and  greatly  improves  the 
appearance  of  the  campus. 


The  sixth  annual  relay  race,  which  was  this  year  held  the 
latter  part  of  October,  was  won  by  the  sophomore  class,  which 
thus  for  the  second  time  won  the  Snider-Wilcox-Fletcher 
loving  cup.  The  sophomore  team  finished  the  ten  miles  in 
55  :32.4,  and  the  seniors  won  second  place. 


The  Columbian  Literary  Society  entertained  in  honor  of 
its  new  members  Friday  evening,  October  22,  in  its  hall  in 
East  Duke  Building,  and  the  reception  was  attended  by  a  large 
number  of  students  and  invited  friends.  On  Thursday  even- 
ing, November  4,  the  Hesperian  Literary  Society  gave  a  recep- 
tion in  its  hall  in  the  same  building  in  honor  of  its  new  mem- 
bers and  friends.  Both  occasions  proved  successful  and  highly 
enjoyable. 


The  baseball  team  representing  the  freshman  class  won 
the  faculty  loving  cup,  which  is  annually  given  to  the  winner 
of  the  autumn  interclass  series.  The  contest  was  keenly  con- 
tested by  the  sophomore  team,  which  tied  the  freshman  team 
twice  before  the  final  game  was  won  October  18  by  the  close 
score  of  2  to  1.  It  was  the  closest  race  ever  held  since  the 
establishment  of  the  trophy  in  1913. 


The  College  had  a  prominent  place  in  the  Durham  County 
educational  exhibit  at  the  state  fair  this  fall.  The  exhibit  was 
participated  in  by  the  educational  institutions  of  the  county, 


274  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

but  the  greater  part  of  it  was  furnished  by  the  College.  In 
the  exhibit,  which  was  very  artistically  arranged,  there  were 
photographs  of  the  various  buildings  of  the  college,  books 
and  pamphlets  written  by  the  members  of  the  faculty,  the 
college  publications,  and  a  most  creditable  showing  from  the 
Trinity  College  historical  society.  The  exhibit  attracted  con- 
siderable attention. 


Former  students  of  the  College  during  the  past  twenty  years 
will  regret  to  learn  of  the  death  in  October  of  "Uncle  Jack" 
Dickerson,  the  faithful  and  much  respected  janitor,  who  dur- 
ing the  past  several  years  has  served  at  the  Angier  Duke  Gym- 
nasium. He  was  one  of  the  most  faithful  servants  of  any 
kind  which  the  College  has  ever  had.  Representatives  of  the 
various  athletic  teams  of  the  college  acted  as  pall-bearers  at 
the  funeral.  A  week  later  "Uncle  Jim"  Loy,  for  several  years 
janitor  in  the  "Inn"  and  Aycock  Hall,  died.  He  was  likewise  a 
useful  and  respected  servant  who  will  be  missed. 


Dr.  Edward  Breck,  representing  the  Navy  League  of 
America,  delivered  a  lecture  in  the  auditorium  in  East  Duke 
Building  Monday  evening,  November  8,  on  "Our  Navy  and 
Its  Meaning."  The  lecture,  which  was  heard  by  a  large  au- 
dience, was  illustrated  by  instructive  stereopticon  views. 


Several  members  of  the  faculty  attended  the  annual  meet- 
ing of  the  North  Carolina  Literary  and  Historical  Society  and 
the  North  Carolina  Folk-Lore  Society  in  Raleigh  early  in 
November. 


Mr.  Alfred  Noyes,  well  known  English  poet,  gave  a  highly 
enjoyable  and  interesting  reading  to  a  large  audience  in  Craven 
Memorial  Hall  Friday  evening,  November  12.  Mr.  Noyes 
read  and  commented  on  his  own  poems. 


Dr.  Benjamin  Sledd,  of  the  department  of  English  in  Wake 


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Forest  College,  delivered  a  lecture  here  Friday  evening,  No- 
vember 19,  under  the  auspices  of  the  Fortnightly  Club  of 
Sigma  Upsilon.  His  subject,  "War-time  Wanderings,"  was 
heard  by  an  unusually  large  audience  and  was  greatly  enjoyed. 
Dr.  Sledd  was  traveling  in  Europe  on  the  Kahn  Foundation 
when  the  war  broke  out,  and  his  lecture  included  many  inci- 
dents of  the  early  months  of  the  war.  At  the  conclusion  of 
the  lecture  a  reception  and  smoker  was  given  in  honor  of  Dr. 
Sledd.  His  visit  to  the  College  proved  one  of  the  most  inter- 
esting and  enjoyable  occasions  of  the  present  college  year. 


President  W.  P.  Few,  and  Professors  W.  W.  Peele  and  E. 
C.  Brooks,  attended  the  annual  meeting  of  the  Western  North 
Carolina  Conference  at  Reidsville  in  November.  Professor 
Brooks  delivered  an  educational  address  before  the  Conference 
Wednesday  evening,  November  17.  The  annual  session  of  the 
North  Carolina  Conference,  held  this  year  in  Wilmington,  was 
attended  by  President  Few,  and  Professors  W.  W.  Peele  and 
R.  L.  Flowers.  Professor  Flowers  read  before  the  annual 
meeting  of  the  historical  society  of  the  Conference  a  paper 
on  "The  Expansion  of  Methodism  in  North  Carolina  after  the 
Revolutionary  War,"  written  by  Dr.  William  K.  Boyd,  pro- 
fessor of  history. 


The  basket-ball  schedule  for  this  season,  published  early 
in  December,  consisted  of  twenty-three  games,  eight  on  the 
home  floor  and  fifteen  abroad.  Some  of  these  games  were  play- 
ed immediately  before  the  Christmas  holidays,  with  the  fol- 
lowing results:  December  17,  Charlotte  Y.  M.  C.  A.  37, 
Trinity  44;  December  18,  Davidson  College  26,  Trinity  23; 
December  20,  Asheville  Y.  M.  C.  A.  32,  Trinity  27 ;  December 
21,  Asheville  Y.  M.  C.  A.  37,  Trinity  42;  December  22,  States- 
ville  Club  31,  Trinity  29.  "Bob"  Doak,  for  many  years  the 
successful  trainer  of  the  Elon  College  team,  is  the  coach  of 
the  Trinity  team  this  season  and  has  developed  a  fast  team. 


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Dr.  DeWitt  C.  Croissant,  Professor  of  English  in  the 
University  of  Kansas,  delivered  a  lecture  here  Tuesday  even- 
ing, December  7,  on  the  subject  of  simplified  spelling. 


The  first  state  cross-country  run  held  in  North  Carolina 
was  participated  in  at  the  University  of  North  Carolina,  at 
Chapel  Hill,  Saturday,  November  20,  by  representatives  from 
that  institution  and  Trinity,  Wake  Forest,  and  A.  &  M.  Col- 
lege. Trinity  was  represented  by  Newton,  Noblett,  Coman, 
and  Osborne,  and  won  third  place. 


The  Glee  Club  made  its  annual  tour  the  week  beginning 
Monday,  November  22,  with  engagements  at  Burlington, 
Greensboro,  Kernersville,  and  Lexington.  The  club  gave  a 
concert  in  Craven  Memorial  Hall  Tuesday,  November  30. 


The  Durham  district  meeting  of  the  North  Carolina  Library 
Association  was  held  here  November  18,  when  Librarian 
Joseph  P.  Breedlove  and  Miss  Eva  Malone,  cataloguer,  partic- 
ipated in  the  various  sessions  of  the  meeting.  One  of  the 
sessions  was  held  in  the  college  library,  after  which  the  build- 
ing was  inspected  by  the  visiting  delegates,  who  pronounced 
it  one  of  the  best  kept  libraries  in  the  state. 


The  fifth  annual  inter-scholastic  declamation  contest,  which 
has  in  the  past  been  so  successfully  held  here  Friday  following 
Thanksgiving,  was  participated  in  this  year  by  representatives 
from  sixty  high  schools,  which  exceeded  the  number  of  repre- 
sentatives of  any  previous  year.  The  young  men  arrived 
Thursday  and  that  evening  attended  an  informal  reception  in 
the  Hesperian  Hall,  where  they  were  welcomed  by  members 
of  the  "9019,"  the  local  scholarship  society  under  whose  aus- 
pices the  contest  was  originated  and  has  since  been  held.  At 
this  meeting  the  contestants  drew  places  for  the  preliminary 
contest,  which  was  held  Friday  morning,  when  representatives 
from  Apex,  East  Durham,  Henderson,  High  Point,  Oxford, 


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Piedmont,  Pittsboro,  Raleigh,  Waynesville,  and  Winston-Salem 
made  the  ten  places  for  the  final  contest  Friday  evening. 

The  final  contest  was  held  in  Craven  Memorial  Hall,  with 
Dean  William  I.  Cranford,  one  of  the  charter  members  of  the 
"9019,"  presiding.  The  judges  of  the  contest  were  Mr.  J.  A. 
Long,  of  Roxboro,  Mr.  John  Sprunt  Hill,  of  Durham,  and 
Dr.  W.  H.  Glasson,  professor  of  political  science  in  the  Col- 
lege. The  prize,  a  twenty-dollar  gold  medal,  the  gift  of  the 
"9019,"  was  awarded  to  Mr.  Aubrey  P.  Wiggins,  of  East 
Durham,  whose  subject  was  "The  Unknown  Speaker."  Mr. 
Martin  Luther,  of  Piedmont  High  School,  with  the  subject 
"Mose,"  was  given  second  place. 

Following  the  contest  in  Craven  Memorial  Hall,  which  was 
largely  attended,  an  informal  reception  and  banquet  was  held 
in  the  parlors  of  East  Duke  Building,  in  honor  of  the  speakers 
and  the  judges.  The  occasion  proved  very  successful  and  full 
of  interest. 


Professor  William  S.  Franklin,  of  the  department  of  phy- 
sics in  Lehigh  University,  delivered  a  lecture  here  Monday 
evening,  December  13,  on  "Mechanical  Analogies,"  and  one  on 
"Bill's  School  and  Mine," — an  argument  for  more  play  in 
elementary  education, — Tuesday  at  noon.  Both  lectures  were 
largely  attended  and  enjoyed. 


The  Trinity  Chronicle  recently  celebrated  the  tenth  anni- 
versary of  its  founding.  The  first  issue  of  this  paper,  now  so 
prominently  connected  with  the  life  of  the  community,  ap- 
peared December  19,  1905. 


Mrs.  W.  P.  Few,  who  suffered  prolonged  and  serious  ill- 
ness at  the  home  of  her  parents  in  Martinsville,  Virginia,  dur- 
ing the  summer  and  early  fall,  returned  to  Durham  early  in 
December.  While  recovering  from  typhoid  fever  Mrs.  Few 
was  stricken  with  appendicitis  and  underwent  an  operation  in 
a  Virginia  hospital.     Her  friends  in  Durham  and  elsewhere 


278  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

are  delighted  at  her  complete  recovery  and  her  return  to  the 
campus. 


The  twenty-fourth  annual  debate  between  the  Columbian 
and  Hesperian  Literary  Societies  was  held  in  Craven  Memorial 
Hall  Saturday  evening,  December  18,  when  the  question  of 
the  policy  of  military  preparedness  was  discussed.  The  judges,. 
Messrs.  Jones  Fuller,  L.  P.  McLendon  and  J.  L.  Conley,  of 
Durham,  rendered  the  decision  in  favor  of  the  affirmative, 
which  was  supported  by  the  Hesperians.  The  Hesperian  team 
was  composed  of  H.  C.  West  and  H.  C.  Greenberg,  of  Dur- 
ham, and  John  H.  Small,  Jr.,  of  Washington,  with  Ben  Muse, 
of  Durham,  alternate ;  and  the  Columbian  team  was  composed 
of  L.  C.  Allen,  of  Apex,  E.  C.  Few,  of  Greer,  S.  C,  and  A.  H. 
Gwyn,  of  Yanceyville,  with  G.  W.  H.  Britt,  of  Kentucky,  as 
alternate.  Mr.  Greenberg  was  selected  as  a  member  of  the 
college  debating  team  which  will  debate  a  team  from  Wash- 
ington and  Lee  University,  of  Lexington,  Virginia,  in  Durham 
on  the  evening  of  February  26. 

As  usual  college  and  society  spirit  ran  high.  At  the  con- 
clusion of  the  debate,  which  was  held  in  Craven  Memorial 
Hall,  a  reception  was  held  in  the  Hesperian  Hall  in  honor  of 
the  occasion  and  the  speakers,  judges,  and  officers.  Informal 
talks  were  made.  The  recent  contest  makes  the  fourteenth 
victory  for  the  Hesperians  as  against  ten  for  the  Columbians. 

In  addition  to  Mr.  Greenberg  two  speakers  will  be  chosen 
to  debate  the  Washington  and  Lee  team  on  the  query,  "Re- 
solved, That  the  proposed  administration  policy  of  armament 
increase  is  to  the  best  interests  of  the  United  States."  Wash- 
ington and  Lee  debates  the  University  of  Pennsylvania  on  the 
same  question  the  evening  of  the  debate  with  Trinity,  and 
Pennsylvania  in  turn  debates  Cornell  and  Columbia  on  the 
same  question  one  week  later.  Trinity's  second  intercol- 
legiate debate  of  the  season  will  be  with  Swarthmore  College, 
Pennsylvania,  about  the  middle  of  March,  and  the  query  de- 
bated will  be  that  adopted  by  the  Pennsylvania  debating  lea- 
gue, "Resolved,  That  an  international  police  force  should  be 


JAMES  A.  LONG,   05 
Elected  Member  Board  of  TrueteeB 


e 


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:stablished  to  enforce  international  agreements  and  preserve 
international  peace."  Three  debaters  will  be  chosen  for  this 
contest  also.  

Intercollegiate  tennis  has  this  year  had  an  important  place 
in  the  athletic  life  of  the  community,  and  the  team  representing 
the  College  proved  very  successful.  On  October  23  A.  R. 
Anderson  (Captain)  and  J.  W.  Wallace  defeated  J.  O.  W. 
Graverly  and  H.  K.  Smith,  of  Randolph-Macon  College,  in 
doubles,  by  scores  of  6-2,  6-4,  and  Anderson  defeated  Smith 
in  singles  6-1,  3-6,  6-4,  and  J.  W.  Lambeth  defeated  Graverly 
in  singles  7-5,  6-1. 

On  October  27  Trinity  defeated  H.  S.  Hardcastle  and  S.  T. 
Holland,  of  Elon  College,  in  doubles,  by  scores  of  6-2,  7-5. 
Trinity's  team  was  composed  of  Anderson  and  Lambeth.  In 
singles,  Anderson  defeated  Hardcastle  6-2,  6-4,  and  Lambeth 
defeated  Holland  7-5,  6-2. 

On  November  12  Anderson  and  Lambeth  defeated  a  team 
from  the  University  of  North  Carolina  composed  of  W.  J. 
Capehart  and  Alva  Combs,  11-9,  4-6,  and  6-0,  and  broke 
even  in  singles,  Anderson  defeating  Capehart  6-2,  6-2,  and 
Combs  defeating  Lambeth  4-6,  4-6. 


Nearly  one  hundred  graduates,  former  students  of  Trinity 
College,  both  men  and  women,  and  friends  of  the  college,  at- 
tended a  very  successful  and  enjoyable  dinner  in  Raleigh  Fri- 
day evening,  November  26.  The  occasion  was  the  annual 
alumni  dinner  held  in  connection  with  the  annual  meeting  of 
the  North  Carolina  Teachers'  Assembly,  which  was  inaugurat- 
ed at  the  meeting  in  Charlotte  in  November,  1914.  The  meet- 
ing and  dinner  this  year  proved  successful  in  every  way. 

All  arrangements  for  the  dinner  were  in  the  hands  of  a 
committee  from  the  Wake  County  alumni  association  and  a 
committee  representing  the  faculty  of  the  College.  Professor 
E.  C.  Brooks  acted  as  master  of  ceremonies,  giving  direction 
to  a  number  of  interesting  features  which  were  altogether  un- 
like the  usual  "speech-making"  features  of  such  an  occasion. 


280  Trinity  Alumni  Register 

Speeches  were  here  altogether  tabooed,  with  the  exception  of 
brief  talks  by  President  Bruce  R.  Payne,  of  the  George  Pea- 
body  College  for  Teachers,  Nashville,  Tenn.,  one  of  Trinity's 
most  distinguished  alumni,  by  President  W.  P.  Few,  and  Mr. 
Joseph  G.  Brown,  president  of  the  Trinity  College  Alumni 
Association.  An  excellent  dinner  was  served  by  the  ladies  of 
the  Edenton  Street  Methodist  Church,  where  the  banquet  was 
held.  Music  was  furnished  by  a  local  orchestra;  and  instead 
of  speeches,  novel  features  were  continually  surprising  the 
diners.    The  occasion  proved  most  enjoyable  and  entertaining. 


The  Christmas  season  proved  more  cheerful  than  usual  for 
the  families  of  many  worn-out  Methodist  preachers  in  North 
Carolina,  since  Christmas  gifts  went  to  them  from  the  col- 
lege office  the  week  before  in  the  form  of  checks.  These  checks 
were  from  the  fund  of  $10,000  given  this  year  by  Mr.  James 
B.  Duke  to  be  distributed  by  Trinity  College  to  the  superan- 
nuate preachers  and  their  wives  and  to  the  widows  and  orphans 
of  deceased  preachers  of  the  Methodist  Church  within  the 
bounds  of  North  Carolina.  The  church  has  its  own  super- 
annuate fund,  and  the  proportion  of  the  Duke  fund  that  went 
to  each  claimant  was  based  upon  the  amount  awarded  by  the 
church.  This  retiring  fund  is  not  yet  adequate.  It  is  hoped 
that  Mr.  Duke's  munificent  gift  may  attract  wide  attention  to 
this  need  and  may  in  the  end  be  the  means  of  building  up  a 
pension  system  that  will  be  in  keeping  with  the  dignity  of  a 
great  church.  Nothing  in  its  long  history  has  ever  given 
Trinity  College  more  exquisite  pleasure  than  the  privilege  of 
rendering  for  Mr.  Duke  this  beautiful  service  to  the  aged 
servants  of  God. 


ALUMNAE  DEPARTMENT 

Miss  Annie  Pegram,  who  is  a  member  of  the  faculty  of 
the  Greensboro  College  for  Women,  was  at  her  home  in  Trin- 
ity Park  during  Christmas  week. 

In  November,  Mrs.  Anthony  J.  Drexel-Biddle,  Jr.,  (Mary 
Duke)  visited  her  parents  in  Durham. 

Mrs.  Nan  Goodson  Howard  is  spending  the  winter  with 
the  relatives  of  Mr.  Howard  in  Mobile,  Alabama.  While 
there  she  is  renewing  her  study  of  music  and  observing  kinder- 
garten work. 

Mrs.  W.  P.  Few  (Mary  Thomas)  has  recovered  from  a 
severe  attack  of  typhoid  fever.  She  was  stricken  in  the  sum- 
mer and  was  very  ill  for  some  weeks  at  her  former  home  in 
Martinsville,  Virginia. 

Miss  M.  Emeth  Tuttle  is  teaching  in  the  State  Normal  Col- 
lege of  Mississippi.  This  college  is  located  in  the  city  of  Co- 
lumbus. 

Miss  Julia  Minor  is  at  her  home  in  Oxford,  N.  C,  this 
winter  and  teaching  in  the  high  school  there. 

Miss  Florence  Baxter  is  now  teaching  in  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Miss  Mary  Shotwell  is  the  assistant  county  superintendent 
of  schools  of  Granville  County,  N.  C. 

Miss  Lilian  Herndon  is  teaching  in  Wendell,  N.  C. 

Mrs.  H.  E.  Spence  (Bessie  Whitted)  of  Sanford,  N.  C, 
has  been  visiting  her  parents  in  Durham  during  the  holidays. 

Mrs.  J.  H.  Elmore  (Rosa  Langston)  of  Rocky  Mount, 
N.  C,  visited  relatives  in  West  Durham  recently. 

Mrs.  Gordon  Lee  (Blanche  Smith),  of  Clinton,  N.  C,  was 
in  Durham  for  a  part  of  the  Christmas  holidays. 


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Among  the  Trinity  women  registered  at  the  N.  C.  Teach- 
ers' Assembly  were:  Misses  Mamie  E.  Jenkins,  of  Green- 
ville; Carolyn  Baldwin,  Winston-Salem;  Leone  Outlaw, 
Creedmoor;  Pannie  Petty,  Holly  Springs;  Laura  Tillett,  Ral- 
eigh; Susie  Markham,  Gastonia;  Mary  Shotwell,  Granville 
County ;  Nell  Umstead,  Annie  Tillett,  Frances  Markham,  Susie 
Michaels,  and  Mrs.  Fannie  C.  Bivins,  all  of  Durham. 

On  Thursday  evening,  December  2,  in  Hay  Street  Metho- 
dist Church  at  Fayetteville,  N.  C,  Miss  Lucile  Gorham  was 
married  to  Mr.  Floyd  B.  Souders.  Among  the  Trinity  alumni 
interested  in  the  wedding  were  Rev.  W.  R.  Royall,  the  officiat- 
ing minister;  Mr.  H.  A.  McKinnon,  of  Maxton,  one  of  the 
ushers;  Misses  Estelle  Flowers,  of  Durham,  and  Katie  Lee 
McKinnon,  bridesmaids ;  and  J.  R.  McPhail,  groomsman. 

The  marriage  of  another  Trinity  woman  was  that  of  Miss 
Mozelle  Brown,  ex-'17,  on  December  29,  at  the  home  of  her 
parents  in  Durham,  Rev.  J.  T.  Riddick  officiating.  The  groom, 
Mr.  S.  P.  Crozier,  is  a  resident  of  Zenith,  West  Virginia. 


THE  ALUMNI  DINNER  IN  RALEIGH 

Trinity  College  is  well  represented  in  the  Teachers'  Assem- 
bly of  North  Carolina.  Both  the  alumni  and  alumnae  of  the 
College  have  become  factors  among  the  educational  forces  of 
the  state.  At  the  meeting  of  the  Teachers'  Assembly  in  Ral- 
eigh, November  24-27,  many  of  the  alumni  and  alumnae  were 
present,  and  a  number  of  them  had  places  on  the  program. 
That  these  men  and  women  of  old  Trinity  are  still  loyal  to 
their  alma  mater  was  shown  by  the  large  number  attending 
the  get-together  dinner  held  on  Friday  evening,  November  26, 
in  the  Edenton  Street  Church.    Eighty  were  present. 

The  dinner  was  in  the  nature  of  the  dinners  of  the  cele- 
brated Gridiron  Club  of  Washington.  Professor  E.  C.  Brooks, 
of  the  department  of  education,  was  toastmaster.  Many  amus- 
ing jokes  were  told  and  many  "stunts"  pulled  off.  Fake  tele- 
grams, brought  in  by  messenger  boys,  furnished  much  amuse- 
ment. Pranks  were  played  on  many  of  the  dignitaries  pres- 
ent. For  instance,  consternation  reigned  on  the  face  of  Mr. 
R.  L.  Davis,  superintendent  of  the  Anti-Saloon  League,  when 
an  express  package  of  whiskey  was  delivered  to  him.  Presi- 
dent Few  was  reminded  of  the  fact  that  he  had  two  babies  at 
home  when  he  was  presented  with  a  pacifier  and  a  rattle.  A 
cut-glass  (  ?)  punch  bowl  from  the  ten-cent  store  was  brought 
to  be  presented  to  Mr.  J.  G.  Brown  of  Raleigh  for  his  loyalty 
to  the  College;  but  two  alumni  claimed  the  honor  of  present- 
ing the  bowl  to  Mr.  Brown,  and  during  the  scuffle  that  fol- 
lowed the  dispute  the  bowl  fell  with  a  crash  to  the  floor.  In 
the  course  of  the  evening  it  was  brought  out  that  higher  educa- 
tion of  women  did  not  tend  to  "race  suicide,"  the  evidence 
being  in  the  shape  of  an  announcement  that  four  sets  of  twins 
had  been  born  to  members  of  the  alumnae  since  the  last  meet- 
ing. 

The  only  serious  talks  of  the  evening  were  made  by  Dr. 
Bruce  R.  Payne,  of  Nashville,  Tenn.,  and  Dr.  W.  P.  Few, 
president  of  the  College,  who  were  the  guests  of  honor  and 
privileged  to  trangress  the  rules. 


ALUMNI  NOTES 

On  Wednesday,  November  10,  1915,  Edward  Chatham 
Bivins,  ex- '08,  and  law  student,  1908-09,  was  married  in 
Mount  Airy  to  Miss  Alma  Banner.  For  the  past  few  years 
Mr.  Bivins  has  been  practicing  law  in  Mount  Airy,  of  which 
town  he  is  now  mayor. 

The  following  relative  to  Walter  P.  Andrews  was  clipped 
from  a  Georgia  paper : 

Atlanta,  Ga.,  Dec.  18. — The  election  of  Walter  P.  Andrews  of 
Atlanta  as  potentate  of  Yaarab  temple,  Nobles  of  the  Mystic  Shrine, 
will  be  received  with  general  interest  not  only  throughout  the  state,  but 
throughout  the  nation. 

For  a  long  time  Colonel  Andrews  has  been  identified  with  the  best 
interests  and  ideals  of  this  organization.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Georgia 
assembly,  and  is  prominent  in  the  civic,  political  and  social  life  of  At- 
lanta.   He  is  a  native  of  North  Carolina. 

Rev.  S.  W.  Brown  died  at  his  home  in  Sparta  on  October 
20.  He  was  65  or  70  years  old.  He  leaves  a  wife,  three 
daughters,  and  two  sons  to  mourn  their  loss.  He  was  a  native 
of  Davidson  County,  and  graduated  at  Trinity  College  in  1871. 
He  was  licensed  as  a  minister  of  the  gospel  by  the  Methodist 
Conference  soon  after  graduation. 

The  annual  North  Carolina  Conference  alumni  banquet 
was  held  at  the  Wilmington  Hotel  on  Friday  evening  during 
the  December  session  of  the  conference  in  the  city  of  Wil- 
mington, N.  C.  In  many  respects  it  was  one  of  the  most  suc- 
cessful and  interesting  Conference  banquets  ever  held  and 
much  of  the  success  was  due  to  the  tireless  efforts  of  J.  M. 
Daniel,  '08.  Among  those  who  responded  to  toasts  were  C. 
R.  Pugh,  W.  H.  Newell,  Jos.  G.  Brown,  Dr.  W.  F.  McMur- 
ray,  and  Pres.  W.  P.  Few.  The  following  officers  were  elected : 
M.  T.  Plyler,  '92,  president,  and  J.  C.  Wooten,  '98,  vice-presi- 
dent. C.  B.  Culbreth,  '12,  J.  M.  Ormond,  '02,  and  J.  M.  Dan- 
iel, '08,  compose  the  executive  committee  for  the  current  year. 


Alumni  Notes  285 

It  is  interesting  to  note  that  there  are  about  one  hundred 
and  twenty-five  alumni  in  the  North  Carolina  Conference. 
Seventy-five  per  cent  of  the  Durham  District  preachers  are  old 
Trinity  men.  Among  the  changes  made  at  the  last  conference  in 
Wilmington  were  the  following:  W.  A.  Stanbury,  '08,  from 
Clinton  Circuit  to  Wilson;  J.  C.  Wooten,  '98,  from  Edenton 
Street,  Raleigh,  to  presiding  elder  of  the  Durham  District;  T. 
M.  Grant,  '09,  from  North  Gates  Circuit  to  Hillsboro  Circuit; 
J  M.  Ormond,  '02,  from  Hillsboro  Circuit  to  Hertford;  C.  R. 
Canipe,  ex-'09,  from  Tar  River  Circuit  to  Person  Street  and 
Calvary,  Fayetteville ;  J.  A.  Lee  from  Rowland  Circuit  to  Tar 
River  Circuit;  R.  H.  Willis,  '93,  from  presiding  elder  War- 
renton  District  to  Oxford ;  A.  P.  Tyer,  ex-'78,  from  Oxford  to 
Selma ;  F.  S.  Love,  '08,  from  missionary  to  Brazil  to  Aber- 
deen ;  W.  H.  Brown,  '02,  from  Aberdeen  to  St.  John  and  Gib- 
son; N.  C.  Yearby,  '00,  from  Roxboro  to  Mt.  Gilead  Station; 
O.  W.  Dowd,  ex-'OO,  from  St.  John  and  Gibson  to  Roxboro; 
T.  G.  Vickers,  '11,  from  Bladen  Street,  Wilmington,  to  South- 
port;  M.  T.  Plyler,  '92,  from  presiding  elder  Raleigh  District 
to  Grace,  Wilmington ;  G.  M.  Daniel,  '10,  from  Seagate  to 
Chadbourne  Circuit;  M.  Bradshaw,  78,  from  Wilson  to  Eden- 
ton Street,  Raleigh;  C.  M.  Lance,  '03,  from  Southport  to 
Whiteville;  F.  M.  Shamburger,  '83,  from  Hertford  to  Weldon. 

Frank  Brown,  '15,  who  until  recently  was  connected  with  a 
Raleigh  bank,  has  accepted  a  position  with  the  loan  department 
of  the  Durham  Realty  and  Insurance  Company. 

At  its  regular  annual  meeting,  Nov.  30,  1915,  the  North 
Carolina  Conference  historical  society  in  session  at  Wilming- 
ton, N.  C,  elected  Rev.  A.  S.  Barnes,  ex-'97,  as  its  president 
for  the  ensuing  year.  Rev.  W.  H.  Brown,  '02,  was  chosen  as 
secretary,  and  Rev.  L.  S.  Massey,  '91,  as  historian.  The 
features  of  the  meeting  was  a  paper,  The  Revival  of  Methodist 
Propaganda  After  the  Revolution,  written  by  Dr.  W.  K. 
Boyd,  '96. 

Willis  Smith,  '10,  and  W.  B.  Duncan,  '14,  both  of  whom 
took  the  law  course  at  Trinity  after  their  graduation,  have 


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formed  a  partnership  for  the  practice  of  law.  The  firm  name 
is  Smith  &  Duncan,  and  their  offices  are  in  the  Citizens  Na- 
tional Bank  Building,  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

J.  M.  Howard,  ex-'12,  is  now  a  member  of  the  staff  of  St. 
Luke's  Hospital,  Newbern,  N.  C. 

Some  Principles  of  Teaching  is  a  notable  book  just  pub- 
lished from  the  Pilgrim  Press.  E.  W.  Knight,  '09,  is  the  au- 
thor, and  he  has  produced  a  book  valuable  to  all  teachers. 
It  is  receiving  much  attention  from  the  Sunday  school  teachers. 
After  his  graduation  at  Trinity,  Mr.  Knight  did  special  work 
in  Columbia  University  and  in  1912  received  the  Ph.  D.  degree 
from  that  institution. 

D.  T.  Stutts,  '15,  is  now  teaching  at  Nealsville,  N.  C. 

W.  M.  Marr,  '10,  A.  M.  '12,  is  principal  of  the  High  Point 
high  school. 

On  November,  '14,  1915,  at  his  home  in  Elm  City,  N.  C, 
Rev.  James  Monroe  Ashby  died  after  a  short  illness.  At  the 
time  of  his  death  he  was  closing  a  successful  pastorate  at  Elm 
City.  He  graduated  with  the  class  of  '83  and  also  had  the 
A.  M.  degree.  He  had  been  a  member  of  the  North  Carolina 
Conference  since  the  year  of  his  graduation. 

Mr.  Ashley  B.  Stainback,  '06,  after  leaving  Trinity  re- 
ceived the  degree  of  LL.  B.  from  Georgetown  University. 
He  has  recently  opened  offices  for  the  practice  of  law  in 
Greensboro,  N.  C. 

J.  L.  Nicholson,  who  spent  three  years  at  Trinity  College 
with  the  class  of  '00  and  later  received  his  M.  D.  degree  from 
the  University  of  Maryland,  is  in  charge  of  the  Fowle  Mem- 
orial Hospital  of  Washington,  N.  C. 

The  president  of  the  Trinity  College  Alumni  Association, 
Joseph  G.  Brown  of  Raleigh,  N.  C,  is  a  man  of  sterling  worth 
and  wide  business  experience,  whom  all  men  delight  to  honor. 
The  State  Journal  has  the  following  anent  the  celebration  in 
November  of  four  decades  of  service  as  a  banker  in  Raleigh: 


Alumni  Notes  287 

President  Jos.  G.  Brown,  that  prince  of  good  fellows,  has  been  con- 
nected with  the  Citizens  National  Bank  of  Raleigh  for  forty  years. 
To  celebrate  this  event  his  friends  in  the  Citizens  National  Bank  and 
the  Raleigh  Savings  Bank  and  Trust  Company  met  at  the  Yarborough 
Hotel  on  November  5  to  congratulate  him  and  to  enjoy  together  a  good 
dinner,  as  well  as  to  show  their  regard  and  esteem  by  presenting  the 
bank  president  with  a  handsome  traveling  case.  Mr.  Graham  Andrews, 
in  a  happy  vein,  presented  the  case,  and  Mr.  Brown  accepted  it  with 
heartfelt  appreciation.  Mr.  Brown  has  had  all  the  experience  a  bank 
can  give  and  is  one  of  the  leading  bankers  in  this  city  and  state  and 
recognized  abroad. 

Charles  W.  Bagby,  ex-'05,  has  resigned  the  office  of  city- 
attorney  of  Hickory,  N.  C. 

J.  P.  Gibbons,  '98,  was  recently  elected  president  of  the 
chamber  of  commerce  of  Hamlet,  N.  C. 


REGISTER  OF  FORMER  STUDENTS 

[This  is  a  continuation  of  the  roster  of  former  students 
begun  in  preceding  issues  of  the  Register.  The  three  earlier 
issues  contained  no  information  about  alumni  who  were  dead, 
or  who  entered  college  after  1903,  or  who  had  not  answered 
Prof.  Flowers'  inquiry  before  October  15.  This  issue  contains 
information  available  January  1  concerning  living  alumni  who 
entered  college  before  September,  1908.    It  does  not  contain: 

1.  Information  about  alumni  now  dead. 

2.  Information  received  later  than  January  1. 

3.  Information  regarding  students  entering  after  June, 
1908. 

4.  Additional  information  regarding  names  given  in  earlier 
issues.  (Additions  will  be  made  when  the  final  publication  of 
the  directory  is  made.) 

The  complete  directory  will  be  published  in  the  next  issue 
of  the  Register.  We  urge  the  thorough  co-operation  of  all 
former  students.  It  is  requested  that  everyone  who  has  not 
given  all  the  data  asked  for  will  send  it  in  at  once.  It  is  also 
desirable  that  corrections  of  mistakes  in  the  earlier  issues  be 
made  promptly. 

Address  all  communications  for  this  department  to  R.  L. 
Flowers,  Chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee,  Trinity  Col- 
lege Alumni  Association.] 

Abbreviations:  b.,  the  date  of  birth;  c,  the  time  of  matriculation,  and 
the  address  at  that  time;  t.t  the  length  of  time  in  college;  m.,  the 
maiden  name  of  wife;  p.,  the  positions  held  and  other  facts;  o.,  present 
occupation. 

Adams,  Hugh  Bandy:  b.  July  16,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905  and  1908, 
Four  Oaks,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '10;  o.  salesman  for  Swift  Co.  Fertilizer 
Works.    Address:  Four  Oaks,  N.  C. 

Adams,  Jesse  Blake:  b.  May  13,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Four  Oaks, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Four  Oaks,  N.  C. 

Adams,  Rayeord  Kennedy:  b.  Feb.  22,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  M.  D.  (Jefferson  Med.  Coll.)  ;  p.  resident  physician, 
Mercer  Hospital,  Trenton,   N.  J. ;   mem.   staff  of   N.  J.  state  village 


Register  oe  Former  Students  289 

for  epileptics,  Skillman,  N.  J.;  o.  physician,  surgeon.  Address:  Skill- 
man,  N.  J. 

Aiken,  Jesse  Buxton:  b.  Feb.  17,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Oxford, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Nellie  B.  Jenkins;  p.  supt.  Scotland  Neck  Graded 
School,  3  yrs.;  prin.  Central  Acad.  (Littleton,  N.  C),  4  yrs.;  o.  supt. 
schs.,  Aberdeen.    Address:  Aberdeen,  N.  C. 

Allen,  Matthew  Hicks:  b.  Nov  29,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Kinston. 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  legislature  from  Wayne  Co. ;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Allen,  Talbot  Murray:  b.  July  1,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '10;  m.  Lena  Lee  Latta;  p.  district  counsel  S.  A.  L.  Ry. ; 
o.  attorney-at-law.     Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Allred,  James  Claibourne:  b.  Aug.  14,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Cary, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Alyse  Edna  Ellis ;  p.  salesman  for  F.  A.  Davis  Co. ; 
salesman,  D.  Appleton  Co.,  N.  Y. ;  organizer  and  president  So.  Med. 
Pub.  Co.;  o.  traveling  sales  mgr.     Address:  Greenfield,  Ind. 

Alspaugh,  T.  C. :  b.  Jan.  27,  1878 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Taylorsville,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  o.  cotton  mill  supt.    Address:  Taylorsville,  N.  C. 

Anderson,  Richard  Samuel:  b.  July  6,  1867;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Cala- 
haln,  N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Jennie  Call;  p.  overseer  public  road;  post- 
master; justice  of  the  peace;  attorney-at-law;  o.  farmer.  Address'. 
Calahaln,  N.  C. 

Andrews,  George  Reid:  b.  Sept.  9,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Mount 
Gilead,  N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  Columbia  Univ.,  1  yr. ;  Union  Theological 
Seminary,  3  yrs.;  m.  Annie  Cleveland  Whitmore;  p.  prin.  high  sch. ; 
sec.  Y.  M.  C.  A.;  sec.  Men  and  Religion  Forward  Movement;  o.  asso- 
ciate pastor,  West  End  Presbyterian  Church.  Address:  517  West 
113  St.,  New  York,  N.  Y. 

Angier,  Samuel  Jones:  b.  Oct.  17,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  West 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  \l/2  yrs.;  p.  Carolina-Fla.  Lbr.  Co.,  Corey,  Fla. ; 
Wayne  Hardwood  Co.,  Goldsboro,  N.  C. ;  Cary  Lbr.  Co. ;  o.  lumber 
business.     Address:  West  Durham,  N.  C. 

ArmfiEld,  Emsley:  b.  Feb.  2,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Monroe,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '08;  p.  mayor  of  Chesterfield,  S.  C. ;  0.  merchant.  Address: 
Chesterfield,  S.  C. 

Asbury,  S.  J.,  Jr.  :  b.  July  3,  1889 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Charlotte,  N.  C. ; 
t.  2  yrs. ;  o.  garage  business.  Address :  Regent  Garage,  Fenway  P.  O., 
Boston,  Mass. 

Ashby,  Edward  Clayton:  b.  Nov.  5,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Mt. 
Airy,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '10;  M.  D.,  '14  (Univ.  Penn.)  ;  o.  resident  physi- 
cian.   Address:  Methodist  Episcopal  Hospital,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Bagby,   James   Willis:    b.   Feb.   25,    1886;    e.    Sept.,    1904,    High 


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Point,  N.  C;  A.  B.  '09;  m.  Lucille  Adelaide  Shuford;  p.  U.  S.  Marine 
Service;  asst.  prin.  schs.,  Waynesville,  N.  C. ;  supt.  schs.,  Newbern, 
Ga. ;  prin.  7th  St.  sch.,  Columbus,  Ga. ;  o.  teacher.  Address:  Columbus, 
Ga. 

Barbee,  Connie  Cazette:  b.  Jan.  24,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1906;  t.  2  yrs. ; 
A.  B.,  '10  (U.  N.  C),  A.  M.,  '11  (Col.  Univ.)  ;  m.  Kent  Hodnett;  p. 
teacher,  Barnes  school,  Montgomery,  Ala. ;  State  Normal  College, 
Florence,  Ala.;  Asheville  high  sch.;  o.  teacher.  Address:  Asheville, 
N.  C. 

Barbee,  James  Washington  :  b.  Feb.  2,  1883 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  m.  Zora  L.  Habel, 
p.  att'y  for  merchants'  assn.  and  solicitor  of  recorder's  court;  o.  attor- 
ney-at-law.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Barnhardt,  Charees  Coewele:  b.  Sept.  30,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1904, 
Concord,  N.  C,  R.  No.  5;  A.  B.,  '08;  m.  Emma  Barringer;  p.  teacher, 
Okla.  Wesleyan  Coll.,  Oklahoma  City;  o.  pastor.  Address:  1616  N. 
McKinley  St.,  Oklahoma  City,  Okla. 

Baxter,  Oscar  Dixon:  b.  Oct.  7,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  o.  osteopathic  physician.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Beasley,  Wieliam  Lee  :  b.  July  24,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Louisburg, 
N.  C,  R.  No.  5;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Susie  Lee  Macon;  p.  merchant;  o. 
farmer.    Address:  Louisburg,  N.  C,  R.  No.  5. 

Beel,  Wileiam  Raymond:  b.  Sept.  10,  1892;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Con- 
cord, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  o.  with  Cannon  Cotton  Mills.  Address:  55 
Worth  St.,  New  York  City. 

Berghauser,  Albert  Sartor  :  b.  July  19,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Fulton, 
Mo.;  t.  1  yr. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  graduate  student  Univ.  Chicago;  studied  piano 
with  I.  Philipp,  Paris,  France,  1909;  m.  Ailsie  Kyle  Powell;  p.  Chicora 
College,  Greenville,  S.  C. ;  Belhaven  College,  Jackson,  Miss. ;  o.  director 
of  music.    Address:  Lexington  College,  Lexington,  Mo. 

Bivens,  Edward  Chatham:  b.  Dec.  29,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Wax- 
haw,  N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '08 ;  o.  attorney-at-law ;  mayor  Mt.  Airy. 
Address:  Mt.  Airy,  N.  C. 

Bivins,  Curtis  Lee:  b.  July  31,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Wingate,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '09;  0.  merchant.    Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Beaeock,  John  Edward:  b.  Mar.  20,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Albemarle, 
N.  C,  R.  No.  1 ;  t.  2y2  yrs. ;  m.  Nannie  Roberta  Lontz ;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1910;  o.  pastor,  Milton.  Address:  Milton, 
N.  C. 

Beanchard,  Lawrence  Eey:  b.  Feb.  12,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Hert- 
ford, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  M.  S.  (Wisconsin);  p.  teacher  of  science  in 
Raleigh    High    School,    1909-10;    Durham    High    School,    1910-11;    o. 


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farmer ;  county  demonstrator  in  charge  of  farm-life  work  of  Robeson 
Co.    Address:  Red  Springs,  N.  C. 

Boddie,  Frank  Sherrod  :  b.  May  6,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Edna  Mae  Ferguson ;  p.  asst.  cashier  Home  Sav- 
ings Bank,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  sec.-treas.  Patterson  Mercantile  Co. ;  o. 
with  Coca-Cola  Bottling  Co.    Address:  Little  Rock,  Ark. 

Boddie,  Needham  James:  b.  July  5,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Henrietta  Bacon  Webb ;  o.  with  Citizens'  Nat'l 
Bank.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Boone,  James  Joshua:  b.  Oct.  1,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Jackson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Clara  Belle  Avent;  o.  pastor,  Roxboro.  Address: 
Roxboro,  N.  C. 

Bowden,  Willie  Colon:  b.  Aug.  23,  1872;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Maxton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  p.  prin.  Raftin  Creek  high  sch.,  Rembert,  S.  C. ;  o. 
pastor,  Laurel  Springs.    Address:  Laurel  Springs,  N.  C. 

Briggs,  Marcellus  Arnold:  b.  April  17,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  o.  prin.  Durham  High  School.  Address: 
Durham,  N.  C. 

Brinn,  Joseph  Edward:  b.  Dec.  28,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Hertford, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  prin.  North  Durham  sch.;  prin.  Jonesboro  high 
sch.;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Johnson  City,  Tenn. 

Brothers,  Luke  Frederick:  b.  Jan.  21,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Eliza- 
beth City,  N.  C;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  Vanderbilt  Univ.,  2  yrs.;  m. 
Mattie  Dickens;  p.  teacher;  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S., 
since  1912;  transferred  to  Texas  in  1915;  o.  pastor.  Address:  Jeffer- 
son, Texas. 

Brothers,  William  Tyndall:  b.  Aug.  8,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Elizabeth  City,  N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '09;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch., 
1  yr. ;  o.  att'y-at-law.    Address:  Drumright,  Okla. 

Brown,  Robert  Southgate:  b.  Dec.  24,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Ashe- 
ville,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '08;  o.  civil  engineer.  Address:  138  Charlotte  St., 
Asheville,  N.  C. 

Browning,  Raymond:  b.  Mar.  30,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Pulaski, 
Tenn. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Mollie  Sorrells  Lofitte ;  p.  instructor,  Trinity  Park 
Sch.,  1904-06;  prin.  Central  Academy,  Littleton,  N.  C,  1906-07;  o. 
evangelist,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.    Address:  Lincolnton,  N.  C. 

Bryan,  William  Arnold:  b.  Feb.  14,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Rich 
Square,  N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  A.  M.;  one  summer  Univ.  Caen, 
France ;  Columbia  Univ. ;  p.  instructor  in  French,  Durham  High  Sch. ; 
o.  prin.  Fuller  School.    Address:  N.  Elizabeth  St.,  Durham,  N.  C. 

Buchanan,  Sidney  Eli  :  b.  June  30,  1890 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  M.  D.,  '12  (Univ.  Md.)  ;  p.  chem.  asst.,  Univ.  Hospital, 


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Baltimore ;  asst.  supt.  James  Walker  Memorial  Hospital,  Wilmington, 
N.  C. ;  o.  physician.    Address :  Concord,  N.  C. 

Bundy,  Edgar  Everett:  b.  July  11,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Kinston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  4]/2  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  mail  clerk,  banker;  o.  teacher.  Ad- 
dress: Pembroke,  N.  C. 

Bundy,  Juuan  Carr  :  b.  Mar.  7,  1887 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Monroe,  N.  C, 
t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Eula  Mae  Babington;  p.  credit  clerk  for  Internat'l  Har- 
vester Co.  of  America,  Charlotte,  N.  C. ;  deputy  register  of  deeds, 
Union  Co.,  N.  C. ;  o.  book-keeper,  Barnhardt  Mfg.  Co.  Address: 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Campbell,  Claiborne  McMillan,  Jr.:  b.  Jan.  9,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1903, 
Thomasville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Helen  Coiner  Allison;  p.  teacher  of 
history,  Durham  High  Sch. ;  supt.  Jonesboro  schools;  o.  supt.  public 
schools.    Address:  Washington,  N.  C. 

Campen,  Samuel  M.:  b.  Apr.  17,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Alliance,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Julia  Weskett ;  p.  post-master ;  o.  merchant,  ginning, 
farmer.     Address:  Alliance,  N.  C. 

Canipe,  Clarence  Richerson:  b.  Feb.  9,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Lawndale,  N.  C. ;  t.  3l/2  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Lela  Finger;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor,  Fayetteville.  Address:  Fayetteville. 
N.  C. 

Carson,  William  Wallace:  b.  Aug.  28,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Spar- 
tanburg, S.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  A.  M.,  '08;  p.  fellow  in  history,  asst.  in  his- 
tory, Univ.  Wisconsin;  o.  prof,  of  history.  Address:  Morningside  Col- 
lege, Sioux  City,  Iowa. 

Carter,  Luther  Jordan:  b.  Nov.  30,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Wood- 
land, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  m.  Isabel  B.  Pinnix;  p.  on  staff  of  Virginia 
Pilot,  Norfolk,  Va. ;  o.  wholesale  tobacco  dealer.  Address :  Charlotte, 
N.  C. 

Chadwick,  Carl  Thompson  :  e.  Sept..  1898,  Beaufort,  N.  C. ;  t.  1 
yr. ;  m.  Rosa  Davis;  o.  agent  Texas  Oil  Co.    Address:  Beaufort,  N.  C. 

Chadwick,  Walter  Winfteld:  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Beaufort,  N.  C. ;  m. 
Elizabeth  Hammond;  o.  fish  business.    Address:  Beaufort,  N.  C. 

Chafftn,  Robert  :  b.  Dec.  30,  1847 ;  e.  Jan.,  1860,  Chalk  Level,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Sue  McQueen;  p.  book-keeper;  merchant;  banker,  7  yrs.; 
o.  insurance  agent.    Address:  Lumberton,  N.  C. 

Chatham,  Thomas  Daniel:  b.  May  20,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Elkin, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  p.  supt.  st.  ry.  co.,  Winston-Salem,  N, 
C. ;  pres.  electric  service  co.,  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. ;  o.  electrical  en- 
gineering.   Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Cheek,  Ernest  Calvin:  b.  Nov.  24,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Durham, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '11;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  1916;  p.  book-keeper,  sales- 


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man,  rep.  B.  A.  Tob.  Co.,  Shanghai,  China;  o.  law  student.    Address: 
Durham,  N.  C. 

Claywell,  James  Addison,  Jr.:  b.  Nov.  1,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1899,  Mor- 
ganton,  N.  C. ;  t.  2>y2  yrs. ;  m.  Annie  James;  o.  asst.  cashier  1st  Nat. 
Bank.     Address:  Morganton,  N.  C. 

Clement,  Jesse  Frank:  b.  Feb.  14,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Blanche  March  Hanes ;  o.  fireman  So.  Ry.  Co. 
Address:  Taylorsville,  N.  C. 

Cole,  John  Nelson,  Jr.:  b.  Mar.  23,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Rocking- 
ham, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  p.  press  agt.,  Baltimore  Hotel,  N.  Y.  Edison 
Co. ;  reporter  N.  Y.  Eve.  Post;  o.  adv.  writer  and  salesman,  U.  S. 
Printing  and  Litho.  Co.  Address:  Livingston  Hall,  Columbia,  N.  Y. 
City. 

Connelly,  Horace  Frederick:  b.  April  2,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1906, 
Connelly  Springs,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  salesman,  King  Cotton  Mills 
Corp.    Address:  Piedmont  Hotel,  Burlington,  N.  C. 

Cooper,  E.  B.:  b.  Aug.  23,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Brookhaven,  Miss.; 
t.  1  yr. ;  A.  M.,  '06;  m.  Margaret  Lee  Hawkins;  p.  state's  attorney; 
attorney  for  New  Orleans,  Mobile,  and  Chicago  R.  R.  Co. ;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.    Address:  Jackson,  Miss. 

Cooper,  Lewis  Ginter  :  b.  Sept.  25,  1891 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Henderson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.  (Washington  and  Lee  Univ.);  Trinity  Coll. 
Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Greenville,  N.  C. 

Cornwell,  Loy  Chaffin:  b.  Sept.  16,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Dallas, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Bessie  Stirewalt;  p.  prin.  Old  Fort  graded  sch., 
Spruce  Pine  high  sch.,  The  Mclver  Sch.;  o.  teacher.  Address:  Route 
No.  4,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Courts,  Daniel  W. :  b.  Dec.  29,  1867 ;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Reidsville,  N. 
C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  physician,  planter.    Address:  Reidsville,  N.  C,  R.  No.  5. 

Crawford,  Clyde  Newbold  :  b.  Apr.  12,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Nor- 
folk, Va.;  A.  B.,  '10;  o.  sales  dept.  Nat'l  Biscuit  Co.  Address:  712 
Spruce  St.,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Crawford,  Robert  Baker:  b.  Sept.  1,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1890,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  Ph.  B.,  '95;  m.  Hallie  Gracia  Cozart;  o.  merchant 
Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Crews,  Thomas  Albert:  b.  Apr.  18,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1876,  Walker- 
town,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Francis  Paschall ;  p.  tobacco  mf r. ;  mfr. 
of  blankets;  o.  farmer,  wholesale  grocer.    Address:  Walkertown,  N.  C. 

Crisp,  Burgess  Gaither:  b.  July  9,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Lenoir,  N. 
C. ;  t.  ZYi  yrs.;  m.  Maggie  Hayes;  p.  prin.  sch.;  co.  supt.  public  instruc- 
tion, Dare  Co.,  4  terms;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Manteo,  N.  C. 

Crook,  Charles  Elmo:  b.  June  22,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Fort  Mills, 


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S.  C;  A.  B.,  '10;  m.  Carroll  D.  Clark;  p.  prin.  Little  Rock  high  sch., 
(S.  C.)j  teacher  of  history,  Americus  high  sch.,  Ga. ;  o.  supt.  schools. 
Address:  Perry,  Ga. 

Crowson,  Fred  Bayard  :  b.  Apr.  30,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Wadesboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2y2  yrs. ;  m.  Esther  M.  Milton;  o.  agent  Southern  Express  Co. 
Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Culbreth,  Cornelius  Blackman  :  b.  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Fayette- 
ville,  N.  C;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '13;  Vanderbilt  Univ.,  1  yr. ;  p.  mem.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1907;  o.  pastor,  Elizabeth  City.  Address: 
Elizabeth  City,  N.  C. 

Cuebreth,  Estee  Burkhead  :  b.  July  21,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Clinton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Clinton,  N.  C. 

Cuebreth,  Frank:  b.  June  17,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Fayetteville,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '07 ;  m.  Martha  RufRn  Hicks ;  p.  prin.  Jonesboro  high  sch., 
1  yr. ;  prin.  Wartel  high  sch.,  Fla.,  1  yr. ;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch., 
S.,  since  1908;  o.  pastor,  Beaufort.     Address:   Beaufort,   N.  C. 

Cunningham,  Clayton  Carlisle:  b.  Jan.  21,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Waxhaw,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  p.  prin.  Roxboro  graded  sch.;  sec.  Person 
Co.  fair  ass'n ;  city  clerk,  Roxboro,  N.  C. ;  o.  real  estate ;  insurance. 
Address:  Roxboro,  N.  C. 

Daniel,  George  Milton  :  b.  May  25,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Roanoke 
Rapids,  N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  A.  M.,  '11;  D.  D.,  '14  (Vanderbilt)  ; 
m.  Adah  Vie  Alderson;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  and  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1910;  o.  pastor,  Chadbourn.  Address:  Chadbourn, 
N.  C. 

Daniel,  James  Martin:  b.  Oct.  22,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Warrenton, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Ellen  Lynch  Garrett;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Greenville.    Address:  Greenville,  N.  C. 

Daniels,  Lennon  Gregory:  b.  Nov.  11,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Wan- 
chese,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Kate  Moore;  p.  traveling  salesman  for  J. 
H.  LeRoy  Co.;  o.  mgr.  gen.  merchandise  store.  Address:  Wanchese, 
N.  C. 

Davis,  Almon  Leslie:  b.  June  30,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Smithfield, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mamie  W.  Perry;  o.  cashier  1st  Nat.  Bank.  Ad- 
dress: Burlington,  N.  C. 

Davis,  William  Iverson  :  b.  Aug.  30,  1875 ;  e.  Sept.,  1892,  Morgan- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Margaret  McKesson;  o.  merchant.  Address: 
Morganton,  N.  C. 

Deaver,  Charles  B.:  b.  Feb.  24,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Asheville,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Antoinette  Loftis ;  p.  U.  S.  internal  revenue  service, 
13  yrs. ;  mem.  N.  C.  state  legislature,  1913-15 ;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Ad- 
dress: Brevard,  N.  C. 


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DeLoatch,  Charles  Henry  :  b.  Apr.  9,  1872 ;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Jackson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Nellie  J.  Garriss ;  p.  railroad  construction,  lumber 
business;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Jackson,  N.  C. 

DeLoatch,  Benjamin  Franklin  :  b.  Nov.  30,  1868 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904, 
Creeksville,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  m.  Lilly  Edmundson;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  for  several  years;  o.  minister  Baptist  Ch.  Address: 
Clinton,  N.  C. 

Dent,  William  Lynch  :  b.  Feb.  24,  1877 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Jefferson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Annie  B.  Colvard;  p.  farm  foreman,  2  yrs.;  o. 
farmer.    Address:  Jefferson,  N.  C. 

Doss,  Henry  Clay:  b.  Apr.  13,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Ada,  Okla.; 
t.  4  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '09 ;  p.  teacher,  Trinity  Park  School ;  librarian,  Okla. 
Supreme  Court;  o.  bank-teller.  Address:  729  N.  Robinson  St.,  Okla- 
homa City. 

Eason,  Francis  Mullen:  b.  Sept.  22,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  South 
Mills,  N.  C. ;  t.  1^4  yrs.;  m.  Laura  Virginia  Halstead;  o.  county  supt. 
schools.    Address:  South  Mills,  N.  C. 

Edwards,  Eugene  Simpson:  b.  Apr.  11,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Hooker- 
ton,  N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '93;  A.  M.,  '94;  m.  Sallie  E.  Palmer;  o. 
merchant.     Address:  Hookerton,  N.  C. 

Edwards,  George  Hugh  :  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Goldsboro,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ; 
p.  teacher ;  clerk  for  A.  C.  L.  Ry.,  Wilmington,  N.  C. ;  salesman  for 
Tate  Furniture  Co.;  o.  salesman,  Am.  Tob.  Co.  Address:  St.  John 
Hotel,  Charleston,  S.  C. 

Edwards,  James  Alonzo  :  b.  Jan.  31,  1861 ;  e.  Jan.,  1878,  Hookerton, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '80;  m.  Lilla  A.  Warren;  p.  general  mercantile  business, 
1895-1909;  justice  of  peace,  6  yrs.;  mayor  Snow  Hill,  2  yrs.;  revenue 
officer,  4  yrs.;  o.  undertaker;  farmer.    Address:  Snow  Hill,  N.  C. 

Egerton,  Frank  Nicholas,  Jr.:  b.  Nov.  2,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1903, 
Louisburg,  N.  C. ;  t.  Sl/2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '09;  A.  M.,  '11;  p.  mgr.  dry  goods 
store,  1910;  instructor  of  electrical  engineering,  Trinity  Coll.,  1913-14; 
o.  instructor  in  electrical  engineering,  Princeton  Univ.  Address: 
Graduate  College,  Princeton,  N.  J. 

Elder,  David  Lane  :  b.  1887 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Trinity,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ; 
o.  physician.    Address:  Hopewell,  Va. 

Elias,  Bernard:  b.  May  29,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Franklin,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '08;  o.  treas.,  mgr.,  So.  Coal  Co.    Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Elias,  Donald  Siler:  b.  Jan.  28,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Franklin,  N. 
C. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  p.  news-editor,  Gazette  News,  Asheville,  N.  C. ;  Sentinel, 
Knoxville,  Tenn. ;  mem.  F.  M.  Messier  &  Co.,  real  estate ;  o.  pres.  So. 
Coal  Co.;  sec.-treas.  Fork  Ridge  Coal  Co.     Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Elliott,  Eugene  W. :  b.  May  4,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  West  Durham, 


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N.  C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs. ;  m.  Cora  Mangum ;  p.  life  insurance,  farming,  minis- 
ter, M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor,  Cascade.    Address:  Cascade,  Va. 

Elliott,  James  Alexander:  b.  Apr.  27,  1864;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Thomas- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '85;  0.  merchant.  Adddress:  Thomasville, 
N.  C. 

Elliott,  Thomas  Graham:  b.  Dec.  12,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  newspaper  reporter;  clerk  in  r.  r.  office;  0. 
book-keeper,  Durham  Hosiery  Mills.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Elliott,  William  H. :  b.  Dec.  27,  1866 ;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Thomasville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Alice  Hoffman;  p.  book-keeper;  buyer;  owner  J^ 
int.  in  L.  W.  Elliott  firm;  o.  merchant.     Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

England,  William  :  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Ramseur,  N.  C. ;  o.  hotel  busi- 
ness.    Address:  Lenoir,  N.  C. 

English,  Alva  Columbus:  b.  July  19,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1885,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '90;  m.  Dovie  White;  p.  teacher;  0.  farmer. 
Address:  Hillsboro,  N.  C. 

English,  Nereus  C,  Jr.:  b.  Dec.  31,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  t.  Vz  yr. ;  m.  Effie  Fairley;  p.  asst.  cashier  and  mgr.  insurance 
dept.  Savings  Loan  and  Trust  Co.,  Monroe,  N.  C. ;  o.  banking,  insur- 
ance.   Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Eure,  Numa  Fletcher:  e.  Sept.,  1905;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Grace  Duncan; 
o.  real  estate.    Address:  Beaufort,  N.  C. 

Farnell,  Daniel  Newton  :  b.  Apr.  25,  1858 ;  e.  Jan.,  1879,  Mays- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '83;  m.  Alice  William  Russell;  p.  observer  U.  S. 
weather  bureau ;  traveling  correspondent  of  Wilmington  Messenger; 
ed.  Signboard,  Dunn,  N.  C. ;  clerk  in  U.  S.  P.  O.  dept.;  agt.  A.  C.  L. 
R.  R.,  Suffolk,  Va. ;  clerk  in  House  of  Rep.  of  U.  S.,  traveling  sales- 
man; 0.  organizer  Order  of  Owls.  Address:  813  Bank  St.,  Suffolk, 
Va. 

Ferguson,  Robert  Lawrence:  b.  Sept.  28,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Ox- 
ford, N.  C;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  sec.  Y.  M.  C.  A.;  mem.  W.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Black  Mountain.  Address:  Black 
Mountain,  N.  C. 

Finch,  Thomas  Austin:  b.  Apr.  7,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  p.  sec.-treas.  Thomasville  Chair  Co.;  o.  chair  mfg. 
Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Finger,  Carl:  b.  June  15,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Stanley,  N.  C;  t.  1 
yr. ;  o.  county  treas.,  Gaston  Co.     Address:  Gastonia,  N.  C. 

Fisher,  Clyde  Olin  :  b.  Aug.  8,  1891;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Durham,  N. 
C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  prin.  Lakewood  Sch.,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  Bur- 
gaw  high  sch.;  o.  teacher.    Address:  Burgaw,  N.  C. 


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Flowers,  Claude:  b.  Apr.  5,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Durham,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '09;  o.  tobacco  buyer,  Export  Leaf  Tob.  Co.  Address:  Durham, 
N.  C. 

Flowers,  Fred:  b.  Jan.  15,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Durham,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '08;  o.  tobacco  buyer,  Liggett  &  Myers  Tob.  Co.  Address: 
Wilson,  N.  C. 

Foreman,  William  Blades:  b.  Dec.  14,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Eliza- 
beth City,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  pres.  and  gen.  mgr.,  Foreman-Derrickson 
Veneer  Co.    Address:  Elizabeth  City,  N.  C. 

FrizzellE,  Jasper  Brooks:  b.  Oct.  17,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Snow 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Virginia  Dare  Pittman;  o.  farmer.  Address: 
Snow  Hill,  N.  C. 

Gaither,  William  Gassaway:  b.  Nov.  29,  1848;  e.  Jan.,  1867, 
Farmington,  N.  C;  t.  Zl/2  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  70;  A.  M.,  71;  m.  Elizabeth 
Skinner  Wood;  p.  prin.  academy;  agent  express  co. ;  post  master;  co. 
treas.;  o.  county  supt.  public  schools.    Address:  Hertford,  N.  C. 

Gantt,  John  Claudius:  b.  Apr.  3,  1882;  e.  Jan.,  1904,  Belwood, 
N.  C. ;  t.  llA  yrs.;  p.  inspt.  Dallas  E.  L.  &  P.  Co.;  o.  electrical  engi- 
neer.   Address:  1001  Commerce  St.,  Dallas,  Texas. 

Gantt,  Robert  Melvin  :  b.  Feb.  10,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Belwood, 
N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  m.  Katherine 
Claywell;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Gaskill,  William  McKendrie:  b.  Mar.  22,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  19C3, 
Salisbury,  N.  C. ;  o.  rancher.    Address:  Wolton,  Wy. 

Gaston,  WoodEin  Grady:  b.  Feb.  7,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Lowell, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  prin.  Aurelian  Springs  high  sch.,  1  yr. ;  prin. 
Dover  high  sch.,  3  yrs.;  o.  supt.  of  schs.  Address:  North  Wilkesboro, 
N.  C. 

Geddie,  Clarence  Hugh  :  b.  Oct.  20,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Stedman, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '08;  D.  D.  S.,  '11  (Balto.  Coll.);  o.  dentist.  Address: 
Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Gibbs,  John  Currie  :  b.  July  21,  1877 ;  e.  Jan.,  1894,  Jonesboro, 
N.  C;  t.  3l/2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '98;  p.  U.  S.  Com'r;  o.  mayor  Fayetteville, 
N.  C. ;  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Fayetteville,  N.  C. 

Gillespie,  John  G. :  b.  Aug.  31,  1886;  e.  Oct.,  1905,  Petersburg, 
Tenn;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  m.  Margaret  Dean;  p.  partnership  with 
G.  C.  Gillespie;  o.  farmer  and  stock  grower.  Address:  Petersburg, 
Tenn. 

Goldstein,  Robert  C. :  b.  Oct.  16,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Asheville, 
N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '09;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  p.  teacher 
of  history,  Asheville  high  sch.;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address:  Ashe- 
ville, N.  C. 


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Goodman,  Alfred  Carver  :  b.  Aug.  31,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Durant's 
Neck,  N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  Odell  Hdw.  Co.,  Greensboro,  N.  C,  1905-09; 
o.  dealer  in  real  estate  and  insurance.    Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Goodman,  A.  F. :  b.  Feb.  28,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Concord,  N.  C; 
m.  Mildred  Mitchell;  p.  teller  in  City  Bank  and  Trust  Co.;  o.  book- 
keeper.   Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Goodson,  William  Alexander:  b.  July  21,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1904, 
Kinston,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  Am.  Tob.  Co.,  1906-11;  o.  tobacconist. 
Address:  Liggett  &  Myers  Tob.  Co.,  Lexington,  Ky. 

Goolsby,  Ralph  Archer:  b.  Nov.  12,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Den- 
mark, S.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Anna  Marguerite  Stokes ;  o.  merchant. 
Address:  Denmark,  S.  C. 

Grant,  Rufus  Rhodes:  b.  Oct.  13,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Rehoboth, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Laura  Elizabeth  Carter ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Swan  Quarter,  N.  C. 

Grant,  Thomas  McMillian  :  b.  July  28,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Wilmington,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  m.  Malene  Harrell;  p.  teacher;  mem. 
N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1910;  o.  pastor,  Hillsboro.  Address: 
Hillsboro,  N.  C. 

Grant,  Walter  Russell  :  b.  Nov.  7,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Rehoboth, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Lillian  Lenoir  Hyslop ;  o.  wholesale  dealer  in 
lumber  and  railroad  ties.     Address:  No.  71  Walnut  St.,  Norfolk,  Va. 

Graves,  George  Calvin:  b.  July  9,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1867,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Maggie  McNeill;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Carthage, 
N.  C. 

Graves,  William  Williams:  b.  Feb.  7,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1893,  Wilson, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Gladys  Wells;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Gray,  Charles  Dowd:  b.  Aug.  21,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Gastonia, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Clarice  Poff;  o.  cotton  broker.  Address:  Gas- 
tonia, N.  C. 

Gray,  George  Alexander:  b.  Jan.  21,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Gastonia, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Hallie  Torrence ;  o.  sales  mgr.  Cooker  Machine  and 
Foundry  Co.    Address:  Gastonia,  N.  C. 

Greene,  Neill  Stewart:  b.  Aug.  28,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Lillington, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  A.  B.;  m.  Margaret  McArtan;  o.  automobile  business. 
Address:  Lillington,  N.  C. 

Greever,  Gustavus  Garland:  b.  Apr.  4,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1904, 
Carthage,  Mo.;  t.  1  yr.;  A.  M.,  '05;  Ph.  D.  (Harvard);  m.  May  St. 
Clair  Stocking;  p.  teacher  of  English,  Durham  high  Sch.,  1905-08; 
associate  prof,  of  English,  Univ.  of  Ark.,  1908-12;  Sheldon  Traveling 
Fellow,  Harvard  Univ.;  o.  Asst.  Prof,  of  English.  Address:  Wash- 
ington and  Lee  University,  Lexington,  Va. 


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Gregg,  Benjamin  Ganse,  Jr.:  b.  Nov.  22,  1889;  e.  Jan.,  1908, 
Florence,  S.  C. ;  t.  3V2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '11;  m.  Calla  Louise  Boland;  o. 
book-keeper  in  bank.    Address:  Florence,  S.  C. 

Groome,  Thomas  Settle:  b.  Mar.  30,  1869;  e.  Sept.,  1883,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Mattie  Irvin ;  p.  Greensboro  Life  and  Jefferson 
Standard  Ins.  Co.;  o.  life  insurance.    Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Hall,  Joseph  Nicholas  :  b.  May  12,  1851 ;  e.  Sept.,  1866,  Hallsville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1>4  yrs.;  m.  Annie  Thompson;  p.  postmaster,  Hallsville  and 
Richlands ;  mayor  Richlands ;  coroner  Duplin  Co. ;  o.  merchant,  farmer. 
Address:  Union,  S.  C. 

Hanes,  John  Lewis  :  b.  July  9,  1879 ;  e.  Jan.,  1898,  Winston-Salem, 
N.  C. ;  t.  l/o  yr. ;  m.  Eliza  Pescud  Chisman ;  p.  res.  surg.  University 
Hospital,  Baltimore,  1902;  res.  gynecologist,  Columbia  Hospital,  Wash- 
ington, D.  C,  1903;  city  physician,  Winston,  N.  C,  1904-07;  o.  physi- 
cian and  surgeon.    Address:  Pine  Hall,  N.  C. 

Hanes,  Phillip  Franklin  :  b.  Aug.  13,  1890 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '11;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  School,  2  yrs.;  p. 
mem.  N.  C.  state  legislature,  1915 ;  o.  with  R.  J.  Reynolds  Tob.  Co. 
Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Harris,  Royal  Thomas:  b.  Feb.  29,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Thomas- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  ll/>  yrs.;  m.  Wanda  E.  Willey;  o.  grocer.  Address: 
Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Harris,  Theodore  Brower  :  b.  July  3,  1891 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Concord, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  city  editor,  Asheville  Citizen.  Address:  Asheville, 
N.  C. 

Harris,  William  Charles:  b.  1859;  e.  Sept.,  1879,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
t.  V/2  yrs.;  m.  F.  A.  Jarrett;  p.  reg.  of  deeds,  chair  mfg. ;  merchant; 
farmer;  mayor  of  Thomasville.     Address:  Thomasville,  N.  C. 

Hartsell,  Joe  Albert:  b.  Jan.  23,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Concord,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  M.  D.  (Jefferson  Med.  Coll.)  ;  p.  res.  physician,  St.  Mary's 
Episcopal  and  Wills  Hospitals,  Philadelphia,  Pa.;  o.  house  surg., 
Kensington  Hospital.    Address:  Kensington  Hospital,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Hatch,  James  Jackson:  b.  Apr.  23,  1889;  e.  Oct.,  1906,  Mount 
Olive,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Alice  Bell  Kizer ;  o.  with  The  Imperial  Tob. 
Co.,  Ltd.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Hawks,  Benjamin  William:  b.  Sept.  1,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Balti- 
more, Md. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  m.  Evelyn  Jones;  o.  chief  correspondent,  West- 
inghouse  Elec.  Mfg.  Co.  Address:  105  Dorchester  Road  Forest  Park, 
Baltimore,  Md. 

Hays,  James  Mackintosh:  b.  Nov.  21,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Peters- 
burg, Va.;  t.  2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '09  (University  Va.)  ;  A.  M.,  '14  (Harvard)  ; 


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p.  instructor  Bingham   School,  Asheville,   N.   C,   1909-13;   o.  teacher. 
Address:  Lake  Forest  Academy,  Lake  Forest,  111. 

Hedrick,  Henry  Grady  :  b.  Dec.  23,  1889 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Lexington, 
N.  C. ;  t.  6  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  prof,  of  law,  Trinity  Coll.;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.     Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Herbin,  Leonidas:  b.  July  30,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  West  Durham, 
N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '09;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  m.  Georgie 
Powell;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Hicks,  Frederick  William  :  b.  Jan.  7,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Louis- 
burg,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Alfred  Cooper.  Address:  Louisburg, 
N.  C. 

Hicks,  Claude  Bernard:  b.  Nov.  16,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  M.  D. ;  p.  resident  physician,  Univ.  Hospital,  Balto., 
Md. ;  o.  physician.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Hill,  Eli  Walter:  b.  Apr.  14,  1875;  e.  Sept.,  1894,  Beaufort,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Mamie  A.  Lindsay;  p.  editor  weekly  paper  (2  yrs.)  ;  p.  o. 
money-order  clerk,  Goldsboro,  N.  C,  1899-1908;  o.  attorney-at-law. 
Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Hinohara,  Zensuki:  b.  Mar.  12,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  Yamaguchi, 
Japan;  A.  B.,  '04;  A.  M.,  '05;  Union  Theological  Seminary,  1910-12; 
m.  Mitzu  Kaneko;  p.  pastor  Osaka  West  church,  1905-'10;  o.  pastor, 
Oita.    Address:  Oita,  Japan. 

Hobgood,  Edward  Burke;  b.  Aug.  20,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Reba  New;  p.  clerk,  soliciting  frt.  and  pass,  agt, 
D.  &  S.  R.  R.;  o.  commercial  agt.,  D.  &  S.  R.  R.  Address:  Durham, 
N.  C. 

Hoffman,  Ural  Nathaniel:  b.  Sept.  5,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Iron 
Station,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Claudia  Corbett;  p.  state-editor,  Char- 
lotte Observer;  managing  editor,  Bend  (Ore.)  Bulletin;  telegraph 
operator,  Vancouver  (B.  C.)  Daily  Province;  o.  asst.  city  editor,  fea- 
ture writer,  Daily  Ledger,  Tacoma,  Wash.  Address:  3807  South  J 
Street,  Tacoma,  Wash. 

Holland,  John  Mack:  b.  Mar.  15,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Gastonia, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2l/2  yrs.;  m.  Alice  Bostwick  Boyden ;  o.  treas.-mgr.  Holland 
Realty  &  Insurance  Co.    Address:  Gastonia,  N.  C. 

Holton,  Holland:  b.  May  13,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Durham,  N.  C; 
t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  m.  Lela  D.  Young; 
p.  prin.  East  Durham  high  sch.,  2  yrs. ;  instructor  in  history,  Durham 
High  Sch.,  1909-10;  prin.  The  West  Durham  Sch.,  4  yrs.;  instructor  in 
debating,  Trinity  Coll. ;  instructor  in  economics,  Trinity  Coll. ;  o. 
teacher.    Address:  West  Durham,  N.  C. 

Horne,  Joshua  Lawrence,  Jr.:  b.  Dec.  21,   1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905; 


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t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Mary  Thorp;  o.  newspaper  ed.  Address:  108  N.  Main 
St.,  Rocky  Mt,  N.  C. 

Horne,  Thomas  Alexander:  b.  Aug.  28,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  Liles- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  l/^  yr. ;  m.  Corrinna  C.  Covington;  o.  merchant  and 
farmer.     Address:  Lilesville,  N.  C. 

Horton,  Alfred  Whitsett:  b.  July  24,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  West 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch. ;  p.  instructor,  co- 
master;  head  master  Wofford  Fitting  School;  o.  Radcliffe  Chautauqua 
Bureau.    Address:  406  Star  Bldg.,  Washington,  D.  C. 

Houston,  Clarence  Eustace:  b.  Nov.  22,  1874;  e.  Sept.,  1894, 
Monroe,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Miriam  Stamps ;  p.  clerk,  superior  court  of 
Union  Co.;  alderman  of  Monroe;  pharmacist;  o.  cotton  buyer.  Ad- 
dress: Monroe,  N.  C. 

Howerton,  Richard  Theophilus,  Jr.  :  b.  Aug.  22,  1885 ;  e.  Sept., 
1903,  Durham,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Nannie  Royster;  p.  prin.  Manteo 
high  sch.;  grammar  school,  Kinston,  N.  C. ;  o.  supt.  Shelby  Graded 
School.    Address:  Shelby,  N.  C. 

Hunter,  Henry  Reid:  b.  Jan.  14,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  New  Hill, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  supt.  LaGrange  graded  sch.,  LaGrange,  N.  C. ; 
prin.  Monroe  high  sch.,  Monroe,  N.  C. ;  o.  teacher  of  history.  Address: 
Tech.  High  School,  Atlanta,  Ga. 

Hurley,  Bolivar  Stedman  :  b.  May  16,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Troy, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Troy,  N.  C. 

Hurley,  Bernard  Talmage:  b.  Aug.  29,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Wade- 
ville,  N.  C;  A.  B.,  '11;  m.  Ruth  Tate  Franklin;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf., 
M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1911;  o.  pastor,  Plymouth.  Address:  Plymouth, 
N.  C. 

Hutchings,  CheslEy  Martin  :  b.  Jan.  2,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '11;  A.  M.,  '14;  p.  teacher,  East  Durham 
high  sch.,  Lakewood  Park  Sch.,  The  West  Durham  Sch. ;  o.  teacher, 
modern  languages.    Address:  City  High  School,  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Hutchison,  John  Wadsworth  :  b.  Mar.  17,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1903, 
Charlotte,  N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  1  yr.; 
LL.  B.,  '10  (Harvard)  ;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Hyman,  William  Donald:  b.  Feb.  16,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Hob- 
good,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  mos. ;  m.  Hilda  J.  Early;  p.  saw  filer,  Tar  River 
Lbr.  Co.;  Whiting  Mfg.  Co.;  o.  mem.  E.  P.  Hyman  Co.  Address: 
Hobgood,  N.  C. 

Ingram,  Charles  Thomas:  b.  Sept.  23,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1901,  High 
Point,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Kathryn  Webster;  p.  8  yrs.  in  bank  in  High 
Point;  4  yrs.  mgr.  So.  Bell  Tel.  Co.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Ingram,  Henry   Braxton:   b.   Dec.   16,    1889;   e.   Sept.,   1907,   Mt. 


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Gilead,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Miss  Harris;  p.  clerk  in  bank  of  Mt.  Gilead; 
o.  book-keeper.     Address:  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. 

Jaffe,  Louis  Isaac  :  b.  Feb.  22,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Durham,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '11;  p.  editorial  writer  and  reporter  Durham  Sun;  o.  reporter 
Times-Dispatch.    Address:  The  Shenandoah  Apts.,  Richmond,  Va. 

Jenkins,  George  Thaxton  :  b.  Sept.  24,  1889 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  o.  reporter.    Address:  The  Sun,  Baltimore,  Md. 

Jerome,  Josie  Thomas:  b.  Jan.  11,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  West  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  Columbia  Univ.  summer  schs. ;  m.  Annie  Brown; 
p.  supt.  of  sch.,  Williamston,  N.  C. ;  conductor  teachers'  institutes, 
1914-15;  o.  teacher.    Address:  Williamston,  N.  C. 

Jerome,  Walter  Gray  :  b.  Aug.  29,  1887 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  West  Dur- 
ham;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Elizabeth  Pollard;  p.  head-master,  Trinity  High 
Sch.;  teacher,  Winston  high  sch.;  mem.  Jerome  &  Johnson,  real  estate 
and  insurance;  o.  pres.  Galloway  &  Jenkins  Co.  Address:  Winston- 
Salem,  N.  C. 

Johnson,  James  Eric:  b.  May  28,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  automobile  dealer.     Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Johnson,  Paul  Hayne:  b.  Nov.  26,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  t.  V/z  yrs.;  p.  city  clerk  and  treas.,  Monroe,  N.  C,  3  yrs.;  o. 
asst.  cashier  Farmers'  and  Merchants'  Bank.    Address:  Monroe,  N.  C. 

Johnston,  Leon  McTyeirE:  b.  Oct.  25,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Littleton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Louise  Hackney ;  o.  sec.-treas.  Littleton  Lbr.  Co., 
(Inc.)     Address:  Littleton,  N.  C. 

Jones,  H.  C:  b.  Nov.  26,  1887;  e.  Sept,  1906,  Fairfield,  N.  C. ;  t. 
2  yrs.;  m.  Lessie  Fisher;  p.  teacher;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Fairfield, 
N.  C. 

Jones,  William  Murray  :  b.  Feb.  16,  1886 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Fairfield, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Jeannette  Butler;  o.  with  Liggett  & 
Myers  Tob.  C.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Jurney,  Braxton  Claywell:  b.  Dec.  20,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Mt. 
Olive,  N.  C. ;  t.  2^yrs. ;  p.  messenger  for  Sou.  Express  Co.;  o.  salesman 
for  P.  Lorillard  Co,  New  York,  N.  Y.    Address:  Mt.  Olive,  N.  C. 

Justus,  William  James:  b.  Jan.  3,  1886;  e.  Sept,  1903,  Kingstree, 
S.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B,  '06;  m.  Anna  Pearl  Haynes;  p.  physical  work, 
Y.  M.  C.  A.;  o.  teacher.    Address:  Tabor,  N.  C. 

KernodlE,  John  David:  b.  Nov.  3,  1856;  e.  Jan,  1873,  Gibsonville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  Al/z  yrs.;  A.  B,  '77;  m.  Emma  Cora  Harden;  p.  mayor, 
Graham;  town  com'r;  town  clerk  and  treas.;  mem.  co.  board  of  educ. ; 
teacher;  attorney-at-law ;  o.  editor,  Alamance  Gleaner;  clerk  of 
superior  court.    Address:  Graham,  N.  C. 

Kiker,  Paul  J.:  b.  Oct.  29,  1886;  e.  Sept,  1906,  Polkton,  N.  C; 


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t.  4  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  m.  Ethel  L.  York;  p.  prin.  Greshamville  high  sch., 
Ga. ;  prin.  Mt.  Pleasant  high  sch.,  Bailey,  N.  C. ;  county  supt.  schs., 
Anson  Co.,  N.  C. ;  o.  ag't  Rand  McNally  Co.  Address:  Wadesboro, 
N.  C. 

Kiker,  William  Black:  b.  July  11,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Polkton, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  m.  Blannie  Emmie  Berry;  o.  civil  engineer.  Ad- 
dress :  Durham,  N.  C. 

Kilgo,  James  Luther:  b.  Apr.  11,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Durham, 
N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  A.  M.,  '09;  m.  Susie  J.  Cox;  p.  tobacco- 
buyer;  o.  tobacconist,  L.  &  M.  Tob.  Co.    Address:  Greenville,  N.  C. 

Knight,  Edgar  Wallace:  b.  Apr.  9,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Rich 
Square,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  A.  M.,  '11;  p.  instructor  in  history,  Trinity 
Park  Sch.,  1909-11;  fellow  in  Columbia  Univ.,  1912-13;  Ph.  D.  (Colum- 
bia) ;  author:  The  Influence  of  Reconstruction  on  Education  in  the 
South,  Some  Principles  of  Teaching ;  o.  asst.  prof,  of  education,  Trinity 
Coll.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Korner,  Gilmer,  Jr.:  b.  July  24,  1887;  e.  Feb.,  1904,  Kernersville, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  A.  M.,  '10;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address:  Wachovia 
Bank  Bldg.,  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Korner,  RussEll  DeLessepp:  b.  Aug.  21,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1907, 
Kernersville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  o.  travelling  salesman.  Address:  Gen- 
eral Fire  Extinguisher  Co.,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Kramer,  Henry  Mahler  :  b.  May  25,  1886 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Ethel  Blake  Bryant;  o.  proprietor  cigar  stores.  Ad- 
dress: Durham,  N.  C. 

Lake,  Forrest  Unna  :  b.  Oct.  8,  1890 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Florence,  S.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Rosamond  Tonkin ;  p.  midshipman,  U.  S.  N.  Academy,  4 
yrs.;  o.  ensign,  U.  S.  N.    Address:  U.  S.  S.  North  Dakota,  Norfolk,  Va. 

Lambe,  Ben  Hall:  b.  Nov.  25,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Siler  City, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  with  Hearst  Newspapers ;  editor  in  Sou.  News. 
Dept.,  Asso.  Press;  o.  editor.  Address:  The  Nat.  Press  Club,  Wash- 
ington, D.  C. 

Lambeth,  John  Walter:  b.  May  25,  1868;  e.  Sept.,  1887,  Thomas- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Daisy  H.  Sumner;  p.  mayor  of  Thomasville, 
7  yrs.;  mem.  co.  bd.  of  edu.,  Thomasville,  N.  C. ;  treas.,  of  Davidson 
Co.  board  of  road  com'rs;  o.  mfg. ;  farmer.  Address:  Thomasville, 
N.  C. 

Lance,  Hicks  Edwin:  b.  Nov.  26,  1873;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Avery's 
Creek,  N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  m.  Helen  Ayers  Earnhardt ;  p.  mem.  N.  C. 
Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Roseboro.    Address:  Roseboro,  N.  C. 

Lane,  Julian  Jay:  b.  July  1,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Wilson,  N.  C; 


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t.  2  yrs. ;  o.  stamping  clerk,  N.  C.  Inspection  and  Rating  Bureau  (in- 
surance).   Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Laney,  Robert  Gaffney:  b.  July  12,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '10;  o.  asst.  cashier,  Bank  of  Monroe.  Address:  Mon- 
roe, N.  C. 

LaRoque,  Lloyd  Murphey  :  b.  Jan.  28,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Kinston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Iris  Lavenia  Mitchell;  o.  sec.-treas.,  Ellis  Carriage 
Works,  Inc.    Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

LEE,  Archie:  b.  Sept.  17,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Monroe,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '08;  p.  with  Sunday  American;  o.  political  reporter,  Atlanta 
Georgian.    Address:  172,  5th  St.,  Atlanta,  Ga. 

LEE,  Frank  Houston:  b.  Nov.  28,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Monroe, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B. ;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Angelus,  S.  C. 

LeGrand,  Nathan  Wilson:  b.  Apr.  11,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Rock- 
ingham, N.  C. ;  t.  1>4  yrs.;  o.  electrical  contractor;  o.  hotel  manager. 
Address:  Hamlet,  N.  C. 

Lewis,  Andrew  Numa:  b.  Dec.  21,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Greensboro, 
N.  C,  R.  F.  D.  No.  1;  t.  1  yr.;  m.  Mary  Helen  Rice;  p.  mem.  W.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  and  Va.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor,  Victoria.  Address: 
Victoria,  Va. 

Livingston,  John  Alexander:  b.  Sept.,  6,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Wadesboro,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  prin.  Canton,  N.  C,  graded  sch. ;  asst. 
prin.  Brevard  Inst.;  ed.  Gastonia  Progress;  o.  reporter,  Morning  Star. 
Address:  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Long,  James  A.:  b.  Aug.  16,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Roxboro,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '05;  m.  Anne  Elizabeth  Bickford ;  p.  sec.-treas.  Roxboro  Cotton 
Mills;  o.  cotton  mfg.    Address:  Roxboro,  N.  C. 

Long,  Matt  Ransom  :  b.  Oct.  23,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Roxboro,  N. 
C. ;  t.  V/2  yrs.;  V.  M.  I.,  2  yrs.;  m.  Oveda  Page;  o.  sec.-treas.,  Roxboro 
Lt.  &  Power  Co.    Address:  Roxboro,  N.  C. 

Love,  Frank  Swindell:  b.  Oct.  17,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Unionville, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '08;  A.  M.,  '09  (Columbia  Univ)  ;  m.  Cornelia  Clegg; 
p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1909;  teacher  of  history, 
Granbery  Coll.,  Juiz  de  Fora,  Minas  Geraes,  Brazil;  o.  pastor.  Ad- 
dress: Aberdeen,  N.  C. 

Lucas,  John  Paul:  b.  Jan.  26,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Charlotte,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Alice  Charles  Craft;  p.  ed.  Winston-Salem  Journal;  manag- 
ing ed.  and  ed.  of  Charlotte  Evening  Chronicle ;  pres.-treas.  Southland 
Trust  Co.;  o.  dealer  in  real  estate  and  investments.  Address:  1601 
East  7th  St.,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Lyon,  Edwin  Buchanan:  b.  Jan.  1,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Durham, 


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N.   C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Marion   Noell ;  o.  automobile  dealer.     Address : 
Durham,  N.  C. 

McAulay,  James  Aulay:  b.  Apr.  26,  1860;  e.  Sept.,  1877,  Mt.  Gil- 
ead,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  S.  Ingram;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Mt. 
Gilead,  N.  C. 

McCabe,  William  Haywood,  Jr.:  b.  Mar.  4,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

McGhee,  James  Forrest:  b.  Sept.  16,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Belwood, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07 ;  p.  asst.  supt.  Sou.  Electro-chem.  Co.,  Charlotte,  N. 
C. ;  gen.  mgr.  Piedmont  Graphite  Co.,  Atlanta,  Ga. ;  o.  salesman.  Ad- 
dress: 14  N.  Long  St.,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

McLean,  Avriett  A.,  Jr.:  b.  Nov.  18,  1891;  e.  Nov.,  1891,  Gastonia, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  asst.  sec.-treas. ;  o.  cotton  mill  business.  Address: 
Gastonia,  N.  C. 

McPhail,  Joseph  Rogers  :  b.  Aug.  22,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Clinton, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  o.  agt.  N.  Y.  Life  Ins.  Co.  Address:  Fayetteville, 
N.  C. 

McRae,  William  Vogel  :  b.  Dec.  22,  1878 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  McFarlon, 
N.  C;  A.  B,  '08;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor,  Wil- 
mington.   Address:  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Mahoney,  Wilbur  Alexander:  b.  Nov.  21,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907, 
Fernandina,  Fla. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  Phar.  D.  (Vanderbilt)  ;  m.  Eva  E.  Nahm; 
p.  druggist,  DeLand,  Fla.;  Fort  Pierce,  Fla.;  o.  retail  druggist.  Ad- 
dress: No.  3,  Lauderdale,  Jacksonville,  Fla. 

Mann,  Ira  Thurman  :  b.  Nov.  3,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  High  Point, 
N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  M.  D.,  '12  (Jefferson  Med.  Coll.)  ;  p.  on  resident  staff 
Kings  Co.  Hospital,  Borough  of  Brooklyn,  N.  Y.  City;  o.  physician  and 
surgeon.     Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Martin,  Claud  Hyman:  b.  Sept.  26,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Eureka, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  traveling  salesman,  Goldsboro  Grocery  Co.,  9  yrs.; 
o.  auditor,  Wayne  Co.    Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Martin,  William  Christian  :  b.  Oct.  8,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Con- 
way, N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Louisiana  Moss;  p.  teacher;  o.  pastor,  Dur- 
ham Ct.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Marr,  Weaver  McTyeire:  b.  Aug.  25,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Bryson 
City,  N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  A.  M.,  '12;  p.  prin.  Waynesville,  N.  C. 
high  sch.,  1910-11;  prof,  of  science,  Elizabeth  City  high  sch.,  1912-14; 
o.  prin.  High  Point  high  sch.    Address:  High  Point,  N.  C. 

Matlock,  RuFus  Jefferson  :  b.  Mar.  17,  1881 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Woo- 
ten,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Willie  Palmetta  Taylor ;  p.  book-keeper,  3  yrs. ; 
o.  prin.  Hookerton  high  sch.    Address:  Hookerton,  N.  C. 


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Miller,  James  Herbert:  b.  May  4,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Win  fall, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '11;  p.  teacher;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o. 
pastor,  Wilmington.    Address:  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Milliken,  James  Shepard:  b.  Sept.  6,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Pittsboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  student,  Jefferson  Med.  Coll.  Address:  310  S.  10th 
St.,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Mims,  Stewart  Lee:  b.  Aug.  7,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Little  Rock, 
Ark.;  t.  2  yrs.;  B.  A.,  '04  (Yale);  Ph.  D.,  '12  (Yale);  m.  Mary 
Gillespie  Webb;  p.  fellow  in  history,  Yale,  1904-06,  1908-09;  instructor 
in  history,  Sheffield  Scientific  Sch.,  1906-08;  instructor  in  history, 
Yale  Coll.,  1911-12;  o.  asst.  prof,  of  history,  Yale  Coll.  Address:  Yale 
University,  New  Haven,  Conn. 

Nathan,  Meyer  Edward  :  b.  Jan.  10,  1887 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Charlotte, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  o.  wholesale  merchant.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Neal,  Henry  Augustus:  b.  Mar.  7,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1902,  Durham, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '06;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  1  yr. ;  m.  Annie  F.  Maddrey; 
p.  prin.  schs. :  Hamilton,  Roxboro,  Atlantic,  N.  C,  and  St.  Mary's 
Ga. ;  o.  prin.  Indian  Normal  Sch.    Address:  Pembroke,  N.  C. 

Nixon,  Kemp  Battle:  b.  Aug.  12,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Lincolnton, 
N.  C;  B.  S.,  '05  (Univ.  N.  C.)  ;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  p. 
chmn.  co.  bd.  of  educ,  2  yrs.;  o.  attorney-at-law.  Address:  Lincolnton, 
N.  C. 

NooE,  Bennet,  Jr.  :  b.  June  16,  1887 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Pittsboro,  N.  C. ; 
t.  1  yr. ;  studied  law  at  Univ.  N.  C.  and  Geo.  Washington  Univ.;  m. 
Mary  Helen  Carter;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Clayton,  N.  C. 

Norman,  Zebulon  Vance  :  b.  Feb.  2,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Plymouth, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  teacher,  asst.  prin.  schs.,  Suffolk;  o.  law  student. 
Address:  Plymouth,  N.  C. 

Norment,  Richard  Montgomery:  b.  Dec.  31,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Lumberton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  m.  Virginia  Caldwell  Whitfield;  p.  spec, 
agt.  U.  S.  dept.  Commerce  and  Labor ;  ed.  writer ;  telegraph  ed.,  Wil- 
mington Morning  Star;  o.  news  ed.,  Columbia,  (S.  C.)  Daily  Record. 
Address:  Columbia,  S.  C. 

Norwood,  John  David:  b.  Mar.  20,  1876;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  South 
Boston,  Va. ;  t.  V/b  yrs.;  m.  Mary  N.  McCanless ;  o.  banker.  Address: 
Salisbury,  N.  C. 

Obarr,  Frederick  Weston:  b.  Apr.  2,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Santa 
Ana,  Cal. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B. ;  m.  Mary  Louise  Brandon;  p.  book-keeper; 
farmer;  o.  stationary  eng'r.    Address:  Rivera,  Cal. 

Ogburn,  Francis  Asbury  :  b.  Mar.  21,  1883 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Monroe, 
N.  C;  t.  4l/2  yrs.;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  V/2  yrs.;  m.  Bess  R.  Burton; 


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p.  clerk,  Durham  Book  and  Sta.  Co.;  o.  spec.  agt.  N.  Y.  Life  Ins.  Co. 
Address:  Wight  Point,  N.  C. 

Page,  Fred  C. :  b.  Sept.  7,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Aberdeen,  N.  C. ;  t. 
1TA  yrs  ;  m.  Christine  Mcintosh;  o.  hardware  merchant.  Address: 
Aberdeen,  N.  C. 

Page,  Henry  Allison,  Jr.:  b.  May  21,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Aber- 
deen, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Mitchell  Waddill;  p.  asst.-treas.  Page  Trust 
Co.;  o.  banker.    Address:  Aberdeen,  N.  C. 

Parham,  Kennon  Webster:  b.  Feb.  11,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Mon- 
roe, N.  C;  A.  B.,  '08;  p.  teacher,  Wilson,  N.  C,  high  sch,  1908-09; 
stenographer,  collection  clerk,  mgr.  acct'g  dept.,  Gibbs  Machinery  Co., 
Columbia,  S.  C,  1909-14;  cashier  Homestead  Bank,  Columbia,  S.  C. ; 
o.  with  DuPont  Powder  Co.    Address:  Box  490,  Wilmington,  Del. 

Parker,  Walter  G. :  b.  Oct.  1,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Franklin,  Va.; 
t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '03;  m.  (1)  Antoinette  Gay,  (2)  Lillie  Binly;  p.  chap- 
lain and  prof,  of  history  in  Woodberry  Forest  Sch.;  minister  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.,  10  yrs.;  o.  minister,  P.  E.  Ch. ;  prof,  of  history  and  chaplain, 
Woodberry  Forest  School.     Address:  Woodberry  Forest,  Va. 

Patrick,  James  Eliakim  :  b.  Feb.  11,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1891,  Institute, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Maude  Jenkins,  (2)  Virginia  Moore;  o.  physi- 
cian.   Address : 

Patterson,  Rutherford  McKinney  :  b.  Oct.  16,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906, 
Greer,  S.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '11 ;  p.  prin.  Mt.  Pleasant  high  sch.;  teach- 
er of  education,  Littleton  Coll.    Address:  Greer,  S.  C. 

Pearce,  Hubert  Earl  :  b.  Aug.  28,  1879 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Timberlake, 
N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  No.  2;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Nellie  Moore;  p.  foreman;  o. 
supt.  storage  warehouses.  Address:  Export  Leaf  Tob.  Co.,  Rich- 
mond, Va. 

Pender,  Leon  Evans:  b.  June  7,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Greenville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '07 ;  A.  M.,  '08 ;  p.  asst.,  dept.  physics,  Columbia 
Univ. ;  treas.  Aberdeen,  Ashboro,  Durham,  Charlotte  R.  R. ;  sec.  F. 
T.  Gates  &  Sons;  o.  asst.  to  gen.  mgr.    Address:  Pinehurst,  N.  C. 

Pendergraph,  Luther  Benton:  b.  Jan.  15,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1903, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Florence  Bailey;  o.  supervising  prin. 
Address:  515,  4th  St.,  Portsmouth,  Va. 

Pennel,  James  Holland:  b.  June  29,  1859;  e.  Nov.,  1880,  Wilkes- 
boro,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Lizzie  E.  Millikan,  (2)  Belle  Phifer,  (3) 
Mae  Howel;  p.  justice  of  peace;  chmn.  of  bd.  of  road  supervisiors ;  o. 
farmer.    Address:  R.  F.  D.,  No.  1,  Wilkesboro,  N.  C. 

Phillips,  Bob  Lee  :  b.  Oct.  4,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Salisbury,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '10;  p.  prin.  Hiddenite  graded  sch.;  supt.  Hertford  sch.  Ad- 
dress: Salisbury,  N.  C. 


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Phillips,  Clarence  Eugene:  b.  July  13,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Salis- 
bury, N.  Cj  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '07;  A.  M.,  '09;  m.  Frances  High  Hicks; 
p.  prin.  Monroe,  N.  C,  high  sch.,  1909-10;  supt.  Hertford,  N.  C, 
graded  sch.,  1910-13;  asst.  in  history  dept.,  Trinity  Coll.,  1908-09;  o. 
head  of  history  dept.  in  Boys'  High  Sch.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  Address:  94 
Brookline  St.,  Atlanta,  Ga. 

Pinnix,  Hugh:  b.  Apr.  18,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Greensboro,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  p.  clerk:  Guilford  Hotel,  Greensboro,  N.  C. ;  East  Pittsburg, 
Pa.,  3  yrs.;  Zinzendorf  Hotel,  Winston-Salem,  N.  C;  Raleigh,  N.  C; 
traveling  salesman;  o.  district  sales  agt.,  Pittsburgh  Meter  Co.  Ad- 
dress: Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Pope,  George  Pierce:  b.  May  16,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Monticello, 
Ark.;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Edna  Smith;  p.  clerk  Frisco  R.  R. ;  stenog.  and 
book-keeper  lumber  office;  sec.-treas.  N.  Butler  Haynes  Timber  Co.; 
o.  sec.-treas.  Tire  &  Vulc.  Co.  Address:  223  N.  Watkins,  St.,  Memphis, 
Tenn. 

Potts,  Joseph  Harrell:  b.  July  24,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Amelia, 
Va. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  o.  book-keeper  for  American  Tob.  Co.  Address: 
Durham,  N.  C. 

Potts,  Reginald  Blanchard:  b.  June  26,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Amelia,  Va. ;  A.  B.,  '09 ;  o.  bookkeeper,  Liggett  &  Myers  Tob.  Co. 
Address:  Richmond,  Va. 

Proctor,  Arthur  Marcus:  b.  July  9,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Hunts- 
ville,  Ala;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  m.  Katie  Sue  Brewster;  p.  prin.  New- 
nan,  Ga.,  high  sch.,  1910-12;  supt.  schs.,  Mount  Olive,  N.  C. ;  o.  supt. 
schs.    Address:  Roanoke  Rapids,  N.  C. 

Proctor,  Baxter  Gray  :  b.  July  30,  1891 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  East  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '11;  o.  bookkeeper,  1st  Nat.  Bank.  Address:  Dur- 
ham, N.  C. 

Proctor,  Creasy  Kinion  :  b.  Sept.  4,  1889 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  East  Dur- 
ham, N.  C;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  Vanderbilt  Univ.,  2  yrs.;  Union  Theol. 
Sem.,  1  yr. ;  m.  Matilda  Culpepper;  p.  asst.  prin.  E.  Durham  high  sch., 
prin.  Hookerton  Coll.  Inst.;  o.  pastor,  Guthrie.  Address:  309  S. 
Broad  St.,  Guthrie,  Okla. 

Proctor,  Robert  Thomas:  b.  Mar.  6,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Green 
Grove,  Ala. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  inst.,  Webb  School,  1904-05 ;  prin.  Dunlap 
high  sch.;  prof.  Latin,  Henderson  Brown  Coll.;  o.  supt.  schs.  Address: 
Russellville,  Ark. 

Pugh,  Carl  Selwyn:  b.  May  21,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Wanchese, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  Eastman's  Nat'l  Business  Coll.,  2  yrs.;  m.  Virginia 
Brockwell;  p.  Amer.  Tob.  Co.,  N.  Y.;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Wan- 
chese, N.  C. 


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Rand,  Phillip  Ballantine  :  b.  Jan.  20,  1889 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Raleigh, 
N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs. ;  A.  M.,  '10;  p.  trav.  salesman  with  Swift  &  Co.;  o. 
salesman  with  Boylan-Pearce  Co.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Renn,  John  Worrell:  b.  Jan.  8,  1881;  e.  Shelby,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  m. 
Mary  Nell  Hall ;  p.  sec.  gen.  pass.  agt.  Seaboard  Air  Line  Law  Dept., 
Carolina,  Clinchfield  &  Ohio  R.  R. ;  o.  court  reporter  5th  Judicial  circuit 
of  Ala.    Address:  Tuskegee,  Ala. 

Rich,  Thomas  Williams:  b.  Nov.  17,  1858;  e.  Aug.,  1873,  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Emily  G.  Haines;  p.  teacher,  5  yrs.;  graduate 
and  instructor,  Eaton  &  Burnett's  Business  College,  Baltimore,  Md. ; 
employee  P.  R.  R.,  25  yrs.  as  clerk;  o.  Retired.  Address:  3254  Chesnut 
St.,  Philadelphia,  Pa. 

Richardson,  George  David:  b.  Dec.  19,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  South 
Boston,  Va. ;  t.  3l/z  yrs.;  o.  wholesale  grocer.  Address:  South  Boston, 
Va. 

Richardson,  Robert  McTyeirE:  b.  Mar.  8,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907, 
Asheboro,  N.  C;  t.  l/2  yr. ;  m.  Kate  Foil;  p.  with  H.  &  W.  B.  Drew, 
Jacksonville,  Fla. ;  Savannah  Morning  News,  Savannah,  Ga. ;  o.  printer. 
Address:  Concord,  N.  C. 

Richardson,  Sanford  Amon  :  b.  Sept.  2,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Mon- 
roe, N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  p. 
teacher;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Lenoir,  N.  C. 

Rone,  Lloyd  A.:  b.  Nov.  1,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Goldsboro,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '11;  o.  mining  engineer.  Address:  Torreon,  Mexico,  apart- 
ment 333. 

Royall,  John  Allen,  Jr.:  b.  July  19,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Mt.  Olive; 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  r.  r.  postal  clerk  and  P.  O.  inspector;  o.  law  student. 
Address:  Mt.  Olive,  N.  C. 

Sasser,  Lewis  SnEEd:  b.  Sept.  3,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Durham,  N. 
C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  deputy  clerk  of  superior  court;  o.  sec.  Durham  Life 
Ins.  Co.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Scott,  Homer  Lee  :  b.  Dec.  12,  1886 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Concord,  N.  C.  ; 
A.  B.,  '10;  A.  M.  (Yale)  ;  B.  D.  (Yale)  ;  m.  Sara  A.  Goddard ;  p.  supt. 
of  playground ;  supply  pastor  in  New  Eng. ;  o.  gen.  sec.  Y.  M.  C.  A. 
Address:  Y.  M.  C.  A.,  Ducktown,  Tenn. 

Scroggs,  Clarence  Reese:  b.  Jan.  15,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Winston- 
Salem,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  with  Winston-Salem  Sentinel,  6  yrs. ;  o. 
city  ed.,  Winston-Salem  Journal.    Address:  Winston-Salem,  N.  C. 

Sele,  Marvin  Young:  b.  Feb.  4,  1881;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Lincolnton, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Mary  Lucy  Harrell ;  p.  mem.  N.  C.  Conf .,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Garysburg  Circuit.    Address:  Garysburg,  N.  C. 

Sessions,  Robert  Ernest:  b.  Dec.  6,  1878;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Montevallo, 


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Ala. ;  A.  M.,  '04 ;  m.  Yula  Stricklen ;  p.  supt.  schs.,  Huntsville,  Ala. ; 
o.  So.  mgr.  Row,  Peterson  &  Co.,  Publishers.  Address:  1514  N.  19th 
St.,  Birmingham,  Ala. 

Sessoms,  David  James:  b.  May  12,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Klondike, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Annie  Laurie  Thomson;  o.  farmer.  Address: 
Ivanhoe,  N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  No.  2. 

Sheetz,  Silas:  b.  Mar.  9,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Fayetteville,  N.  C; 
t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Mabel  Craft  Sheetz;  p.  cashier  Chas.  M.  Stieff  Piano  Co., 
Wilmington,  N.  C. ;  o.  clerk,  A.  C.  L.  R.  R.  Co.  Address:  412  Chest- 
nut St.,  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Sherriix,  Clarence  Thorne:  b.  May  24,  1876;  e.  Jan.,  1896,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C;  t.  2  yrs.;  U.  S.  Milit.  Acad.,  '01;  m.  Geraldine  Caldwell 
Taylor ;  p.  aide  de  camp  to  Pres.  Roosevelt,  1903-04 ;  to  Gen.  J.  P. 
Bell,  1904-05;  instructor,  engineering  U.  S.  army  service  sch.,  1907-10; 
chief  engr.,  1st  separate  brigade,  1910;  author:  Military  Map  Reading, 
Reconnaisance  Sketching,  monograph  on  Mobile  Harbor,  etc. ;  o. 
major,  corps  of  Engineers,  U.  S.  A.  Address:  Fort  Santiago,  Manila, 
P.  I. 

Sherrill,  Henry  Connor:  b.  July  9,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Mocks- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Betty  King;  p.  circulation  mgr.  Charlotte 
News;  sec.-treas.  Citizens  Trust  Co.;  o.  real  estate  and  fire  insurance 
agt.    Address:  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Sherrill,  J.  Carl:  b.  Feb.  16,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  \903,  Mount  Ulla, 
N.  C. ;  t.  J4  yr. ;  m.  Anita  Miller;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Mount  Ulla, 
N.  C. 

Shields,  Lester  Humber  :  b.  Feb.  13,  1890 ;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Carthage, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  p.  operator,  Great  Falls,  S.  C,  Station  So.  P.  Co.; 
switchboard  inspector,  Providence  Tel.  Co.,  Providence,  R.  I.;  wire 
chief,  Greensboro,  N.  C. ;  o.  commercial  electrical  engr.  Address:  819 
W.  Jefferson  St.,  Ft.  Wayne,  Md. 

Shinn,  William  Black  :  b.  July  4,  1882 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Gingeville, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Katherine  McCanless ;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf .,  M. 
E.  Ch.,  S. ;  o.  pastor,  Bessemer  City.    Address:  Bessemer  City,  N.  C. 

Sidbury,  James  Buren  :  b.  Mar.  2,  1886 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Wilmington, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  A.  M.;  M.  D.  (Columbia  Univ.)  ;  p.  interneship  in 
med.  at  Roosevelt  Hospital,  N.  Y. ;  o.  house  physician,  New  York 
Foundling  Hospital;  o.  physician.    Address:  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

SiLER,  Gilmer:  b.  July  7,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Asheville,  N.  C. ;  t. 
5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '09;  A.  M.,  '10;  o.  prof,  of  science,  Technological  High 
Sch.    Address:  Atlanta,  Ga. 

Simmons,  Joseph  Leslie:  b.  Feb.  11,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Fairfield, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Martha  Lucas  Jarvis;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Fair- 
field, N.  C. 


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Smith,  Casper:  b.  Dec.  19,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Lumberton,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  o.  mgr.  Mauney  Drug  Co.    Address:  Kings  Mountain,  N.  C. 

Smith,  Ernest  Lytch  :  b.  Dec.  21,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Laurin- 
burg,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  salesman  J.  F.  McNair;  supt.  Laurinburg  Oil 
Co.  ginnery;  o.  supt.  McNair  Phosphate  Co.  Address:  Laurinburg, 
N.  C. 

Smith,  Rueus  Jackson:  b.  Feb.  25,  1877;  e.  Pikeville,  N.  C;  t.  % 
yr. ;  m.  Martha  Josephine  Baldwin;  p.  clerk  M.  Hessberg,  4  yrs. ;  clerk 
Globe  Co.,  Richmond,  Va. ;  o.  clerk  for  H.  West  &  Bros.  Address: 
Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Smith,  Wiuis:  b.  Dec.  19,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Elizabeth  City, 
N.  C. ;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.    Address:  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Snader,  David  L. :  b.  July  8,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Baltimore,  Md.; 
t.  1  yr. ;  C.  E. ;  Arch.  E.,  Grad.  Eng. ;  o.  prof,  of  dept.  architectural 
eng.,  Valparaiso  Univ.    Address:  Valparaiso,  Ind. 

Snead,  Walter  Robert:  b.  June  7,  1846;  e.  Aug.,  1858,  Smithfield, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Martha  E.  Thigpen;  p.  pres.  Dental  Bd.  of  Florida; 
o.  dentist.    Address:  Masianna,  Fla. 

Snow,  Horace  North,  Jr.:  b.  Mar.  16,  1886;  e  Sept.,  1S03,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Sue  Blake  Sheetz;  p.  clerk;  book-keeper;  o.  fore- 
man, Liggett  &  Myers  Tob.  Co.    Address :  Gattis  Street,  Durham,  N.  C. 

Sparger,  Samuel  W. :  b.  Aug.  16,  1874;  e.  Mt.  Airy,  N.  C;  Ph.  B.; 
A.  M. ;  o.  mgr.  for  N.  C,  State  Mutual  Life  Insurance  Co.  of  Mass. 
Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Spears,  Henry  Marshall  :  b.  Dec.  30,  1883 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Lining- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  t.  V/>  yrs.;  p.  state  ag't  for  cotton  census  bureau;  o.  dep'ty 
reg.  of  deeds.     Address:  Lillington,  N.  C. 

Stanback,  Jeremiah  Franklin:  b.  Dec.  20,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1870, 
Little  Mills,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Annie  R.  Robbins ;  p.  justice  of  peace; 
town  com'r;  o.  planter.    Address:  309  Hillsboro  St.,  Raleigh,  N.  C. 

Stanbury,  Walter  Adair:  b.  Jan.  27,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Boone, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  m.  Zula  Virginia  Bruton;  p.  teacher,  Trinity  Park 
School,  1508-09;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S-,  since  1904;  o.  pastor, 
Wilson.     Address:  Wilson,  N.  C. 

Stansel,  Bunyan  Harvey:  b.  Sept.  15,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Allen- 
ton,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Allenton,  N.  C. 

Starnes,  John  Frazier:  b.  Jan.  12,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Acton,  N. 
C;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Verna  E.  Gillespie;  p.  mem.  W.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E. 
Ch.,  S.,  since  1907;  o.  pastor,  Swannanoa.    Address:  Swannanoa,  N.  C. 

Starrette,  Frank  Salah  :  b.  Dec.  17,  1850;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Salis- 


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bury,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Kate  Dunreath  Alexander;  p.  teacher;  book- 
keeper; o.  editor;  printer.    Address:  Brevard,  N.  C. 

Stedman,  William  Willis  :  b.  May  22,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Locks- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Nora  Harman;  p.  editor  of  Avery  Vim;  o. 
prin.  Avery  Co.  high  sch.    Address:  Elk  Park,  N.  C. 

Stephenson,  Ernest  Ralston:  b.  Apr.  16,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1907, 
Fayetteville,  Tenn. ;  A.  B.,  '10;  m.  Harriette  Combs  Nicholas;  p. 
teacher;  carpenter;  clerk,  express  co. ;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Fayette- 
ville, Tenn. 

Stevens,  Samuel  Amos:  b.  Mar.  22,  1871;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Stevens 
Mills,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '90;  m.  Celiste  Gille;  p.  prin.  Union  Institute;  prin. 
Bain  Acad.;  o.  county  physician,  Monroe,  N.  C.  Address:  Monroe, 
N.  C. 

Stewart,  Cyrus  Query:  b.  Mar.  4,  1883;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Stevens, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Fort  Myers,  Fla. 

Stewart,  William  Crawford  :  b.  Sept.  4,  1869 ;  e.  Sept.,  1889,  Mon- 
roe, N.  C. ;  t.  Yi  yr;  p.  frt  conductor;  o.  passenger  conductor,  S.  A.  L. 
Ry.    Address:  Sumter,  S.  C. 

Stewart,  William  Sinclair  :  b.  Mar.  27,  1890 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C;  A.  B.,  '10;  o.  book-keeper,  Standard  Ice  &  Fuel  Co.  Ad- 
dress :  807  N.  College  St.,  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Stikeleather,  Gilliland:  b.  Aug.  5,  1884;  m.  Ailen  B.  Caldwell; 
o.  sec.-treas.  Aston  Rawls  &  Co.,  real  estate.    Address:  Asheville,  N.  C. 

Stone,  Joseph  Murray:  b.  Dec.  21,  1862;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Fremont, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  merchant  and  collector;  o.  farmer.  Address:  Fre- 
mont, N.  C. 

Strowd,  John  S.:  b.  Dec.  10,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Frosty,  N.  C; 
t.  1  yr. ;  p.  supt.  Lauderville  Cotton  Mill,  Meridiam,  Miss. ;  overseer 
N.  C.  cotton  mills;  o.  supt.  Stonewall  Cotton  Mills.  Address:  Stone- 
wall, Miss. 

Steed,  Lawson  Jerome:  b.  Dec.  9,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1869,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
t.  3T/2  yrs. ;  m.  Christine  J.  Clinard ;  p.  mgr.  hdw.  mill,  Archdale,  N.  C. ; 
o.  mgr.  of  sash  and  blind  factory.    Address:  Oxford,  N.  C. 

Suiter,  Lewis  B. :  b.  May  3,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Garysburg,  N.  C. ; 
t-  Va  yr- ;  o.  special  representative  N.  Y.  Life  Ins.  Co.  Address:  Wel- 
don,  N.  C. 

Suiter,  Thomas  Bayton  :  b.  Mar.  9,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Garysburg, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  o.  buyer,  Liggett  &  Myers  Tob.  Co.  Address.  Rocky 
Mt.,  N.  C. 

Swindell,  Charles  LeRoy:  b.  Dec.  1,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1900,  Golds- 
boro,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '02 ;  M.  D. ;  o.  physician.  Address:  Wilson, 
N.  C. 


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Swindell,  Edmund  Slade  :  b.  June  8,  1886 ;  e.  Sept.,  190S,  Swan 
Quarter,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  p.  junior  drug  clerk  with  D.  T.  Taylor  & 
Co.,  Washington,  N.  C,  1909-10;  o.  druggist.  Address:  Nashville, 
N.  C. 

Taylor,  Guy  Claudius:  b.  July  15,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Kinston, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Alice  Catherine  Taylor ;  p.  farmer ;  o.  insurance. 
Address:  Hookerton,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  Harden  Franklin:  b.  July  15,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Frank- 
lin, N.  C. ;  t.  4  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '13;  p.  scientific  asst.,  Bureau  of  Fisheries, 
U.  S.  Dept.  Commerce;  prin.  Tarboro  high  sch. ;  o.  Bureau  of  Fisheries. 
Address:  Washington,  N.  C. 

Taylor,  John  Leonard:  b.  July  25,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Richlands, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  C.  E.  (Univ.  of  Indiana);  m.  Gracelee  Brindley;  p. 
architectural  and  civil  engineer;  o.  consulting  engineer.  Address: 
4700  Maiden  Ave.,  Chicago. 

TemplETon,  Alfred  Jones:  b.  Feb.  9,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Cary, 
N.  C;  t.  5l/2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '09;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  V/2  yrs.;  m. 
Roberta  Osborne;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Cary,  N.  C. 

TemplETon,  James  McPherson,  Jr.  :  b.  June  21,  1885 ;  e.  Sept., 
1903,  Cary,  N.  C. ;  t.  6  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '07 ;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs. ; 
p.  mem.  co.  bd.  elections;  mayor,  Cary;  pres.  Bk.  of  Cary;  o.  attorney- 
at-law.    Address:  Cary,  N.  C. 

Thompson,  Benjamin  J. :  b.  June  14,  1863 ;  e.  Jan.,  1882,  Stantons- 
burg,  N.  C. ;  t.  54  yr-5  ni.  Lena  Applewhite;  p.  director  and  vice-pres., 
Planters  Bank,  Stantonsburg,  N.  C. ;  mem.  co.  board  of  education;  o. 
farmer.    Address:  Stantonsburg,  N.  C. 

Thorne,  Samuel  Thomas:  b.  Aug.  10,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Little- 
ton, N.  C;  A.  B.,  '08;  o.  bookkeeper.  Address:  Care  G.  F.  E.  Co.,  N. 
Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Tomlinson,  James  Edward:  b.  Apr.  1,  1863;  e.  Sept.,  1880,  Arch- 
dale,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  May  F.  Field ;  p.  clerk  in  charge  parcel  post 
terminal  station,  Greensboro,  N.  C. ;  o.  railway  mail  service.  Address: 
332  Gorrell  St.,  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Tomlinson,  Lawrence  A. :  b.  Sept.  30,  1883 ;  e.  Jan.,  1907,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  attorney-at-law.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Turnage,  Elias  Leslie  :  b.  Dec.  19,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Ormonds- 
ville,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Helen  M.  Quinerly;  o.  merchant.  Address: 
Ayden,  N.  C. 

Turnage,  Ralph  LeRoy:  b.  Sept.  24,  1888;  e.  Sept.;  1906,  Snow 
Hill,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Bonnie  Ormond ;  o.  merchant.  Address: 
Ayden,  N.  C. 

TuttlE,  Herndon  Wescott:  b.  Feb.  25,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Rocky 


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Mount,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  o.  asst.  sec.-treas.  Goldsboro  Insurance  and 
Realty  Co.     Address:  Goldsboro,  N.  C. 

Underwood,  Harrison  Aubrey:  b.  Dec.  2,  1889;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  m.  Rosa  Lee  Turner;  p.  supt.  pump  installation,  Nor- 
folk-Southern R.  R.  Co.,  Western  Division;  o.  supt.  building  construc- 
tion.   Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Vick,  Giles  Wesley:  b.  Dec.  IS,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Bailey,  N.  C; 
A.  B.,  '11;  p.  mem.  Western  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor, 
Salisbury.    Address:  Salisbury,  N.  C. 

Vickers,  Thurman  Gomez:  b.  Dec.  12,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Durham, 
N.  C,  R.  F.  D.,  No.  2;  A.  B.,  '11;  m.  Mattie  Lumsden;  p.  mem.  N. 
C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.,  since  1908;  o.  pastor,  Southport.  Address: 
Southport,  N.  C. 

Wadsworth,  J.  A.  C. :  b.  Dec.  4,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Charlotte, 
N.  C. ;  m.  Mary  Henkel ;  p.  pres.  and  gen.  mgr.,  Smith-Wadsworth 
Hdw.  Co.;  o.  wholesale  and  retail  hardware  dealer.  Address:  Char- 
lotte, N.  C. 

Warburton,  James  H.:  b.  Oct.  11,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Rocking- 
ham, N.  C. ;  t.  Yz  yr. ;  m.  Edna  A.  Terry;  p.  mgr.  News  Printing  Co.; 
sec.  Salisbury  Chamber  of  Commerce;  o.  chamber  of  com.  and  public- 
ity expert.    Address:  Claypool  Hotel,  Indianapolis,  Ind. 

Ward,  Ernest  Benjamin  :  b.  Nov.  2,  1885 ;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Rowland, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Margaret  McRackan;  o.  banker.  Address:  Row- 
land, N.  C. 

Warren,  Charles  Ransom:  b.  Apr.  1,  1878;  e.  Nov.,  1903,  Lynch- 
burg, Tenn. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.;  m.  Henrietta  Reynolds;  p.  founder 
Warren  Training  Sch. ;  head-master,  Chatham  Training  Sch. ;  o.  editor, 
Chatham,  Va.,  Enterprise.    Address:  Chatham,  Va. 

Warren,  Clarence  Shaw:  b.  Jan.  2,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Lynch- 
burg, Tenn.;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  m.  Marjorie  Helmer;  p.  assoc.  prof, 
foreign  languages,  Central  State  Normal,  Edmond,  Okla.,  1910-11; 
o.  prof,  foreign  language,  Northwestern  State  Normal.  Address:  714 
Church  St.,  Alva,  Okla. 

Warren,  Julius  Benjamin:  b.  Oct.  12,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1904,  Durham, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '08;  p.  prin.  Gastonia  high  sch.;  city  ed.,  Durham  Sun; 
circulation  and  adv.  mgr.,  Durham  Herald;  reporter,  Durham  Herald; 
o.  member  of  Warren-Baer  Co.    Address:  Durham,  N.  C. 

Watkins,  Jesse  Clarence:  b.  Apr.  29,  1870;  e.  Sept.,  1886,  Ram- 
seur,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  p.  sec.  Humber  Mfg.  and  Com.  Co.;  ptnr..  Greens- 
boro Warehouse  &  Storage  Co.;  o.  pres.-treas.  Deep  River  Mills. 
Address:  Greensboro,  N.  C. 

Watkins,   Wilbur   Lawrence:   b.   Apr.   10,   1886;   e.   Sept.,   1903; 


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t.  ^2  yr. ;  m.  Sarah  Bessie  Johnson;  p.  clerk;  farmer,  2  yrs. ;  bank  clerk, 
1  yr. ;  partner  D.  G.  Watkins  &  Sons,  5  yrs.;  o.  merchant.  Address: 
Blanch,  N.  C. 

Watson,  Fletcher  B. :  b.  Nov.  27,  1841 ;  e.  Jan.,  1858,  Pittsylvania 
C.  H.  Va. ;  t.  3l/2  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '61;  m.  Pattie  Booker  Tredway;  p. 
attorney-at-law ;  o.  supt.  of  schools.  Address:  Chatham  (Pittsyl- 
vania C.  H.),  Va. 

Watson,  Wieeiam  Warren:  b.  Sept.  9,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Wy- 
socking,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Lake  Landing,  N.  C. 

Webb,  Leoyd  E. :  b.  Nov.  13,  1879;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Morganton,  N.  C; 
t.  2  yrs.;  m.  Martha  Foy;  o.  commercial  photographer;  photographer 
for  N.  C.  State  Hospital  and  N.  C.  Deaf  and  Dumb  School.  Address: 
Morganton,  N.  C. 

Weees,  Wileiam  Mercer:  b.  May  18,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Elm  City, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '07;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Elm  City,  N.  C. 

West,  Ceaude  Bascom:  b.  Feb.  3,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Rutherford 
College,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '10;  A.  M.;  m.  Margaret  Ingold  Bost;  o.  teacher. 
Address:  Trinity  Park  School,  Durham,  N.  C. 

West,  Waeter  Browneow:  b.  June  8,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Ruther- 
ford College,  N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  m.  Emma  C.  Kilgo;  p.  prin. 
Mt.  Pleasant  high  sch.,  Bailey;  v.-pres.  Rutherford  Coll.,  1911-12; 
Weaver  Coll.,  1912-14;  mem.  W.  N  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S.;  o.  pastor, 
North  Charlotte.    Address:  North  Charlotte,  N.  C. 

Whitaker,  Romueus  A.,  Jr.:  b.  Nov.  11,  1891;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Kin- 
ston,  N.  C;  t.  6  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '10;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  p. 
trav.  salesman;  teacher;  bookkeeper;  stenographer;  o.  attorney-at- 
law.    Address:  Kinston,  N.  C. 

White,  James  C. :  b.  Mar.  6,  1874 ;  e.  Sept.,  1888,  Trinity,  N.  C. ; 
t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Mattie  D.  Gibson;  p.  r.  f.  d.  carrier;  letter  carrier,  Greens- 
boro, N.  C. ;  o.  r.  r.  section  foreman.    Address:  Trinity,  N.  C. 

White,  Luther  Gehrmann  :  b.  Jan.  24,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Ports- 
mouth, Va. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  o.  asst.  prin.  Portsmouth  high  sch. 
Address:  Portsmouth,  Va. 

White,  Moses  Andrew:  e.  Sept.,  1907,  Mooresville,  N.  C;  t.  2% 
yrs.;  A.  B.  (Univ.  N.  C.)  ;  p.  supt.  Pineville  graded  sch.;  bookkeeper 
in  bank;  o.  home  office  work,  Life  Insurance.  Address:  Greensboro, 
N.  C. 

WhiteEy,  Theophieus  Caehoun:  b.  Dec.  8,  1890;  e.  Sept.,  1907, 
Bonnerton,  N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs. ;  m.  Ethel  Flowers ;  p.  vice-pres.  Moss 
Lumber  Co.;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Edward,  N.  C. 

WhiteEy,  Wieeiam  James:  b.  Sept.  13,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Bon- 


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nerton,  N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '07;  m.  Cora  V.  Bryan;  p.  road  com'r;  o.  farmer. 
Address:  Blount's  Creeks,  N.  C. 

Wilkinson,  Thomas:  b.  Aug.  17,  1880;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Augusta, 
Ga. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '09 ;  m.  Nell  Bly  Davidson ;  p.  teacher ;  o.  pastor, 
Louisville.    Address:  1917  Second  St.,  Louisville,  Ky. 

Willey,  Henry  AlphEus :  b.  Dec.  21,  1887;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Gates, 
N.  C. ;  t.  2  yrs.;  o.  minister,  P.  E.  Ch.    Address:  Mayodan,  N.  C. 

Wilson,  J.  W. :  b.  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Dunn,  N.  C;  t.  1  yr.;  o. 
attorney-at-law.    Address:  Dunn,  N.  C. 

Wilson,  Leonidas  Portlock:  b.  Dec.  22,  1884;  e.  Sept.,  1903, 
Durham,  N.  C. ;  t.  5  yrs. ;  A.  B.,  '07 ;  A.  M.,  '08 ;  m.  Lela  Lavinia  Par- 
rish ;  p.  prin.  Monroe  high  sch. ;  supt.  Monroe  schools ;  o.  teacher, 
Boy's  High  Sch.,  Atlanta,  Ga.  Address:  106  Brookline  St.,  Atlanta, 
Ga. 

Winecofp,  Homer  Henderson:  b.  Feb.  27,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905, 
Concord,  N.  C,  Route  2;  A.  B.,  '09;  p.  prin.  Rocky  River  high  sch.; 
Bushy  Fork  high  sch.;  Dardens  sch.;  teacher  of  Latin  in  Greensboro 
high  sch.;  o.  teacher.    Address:  Jamesville,  N.  C,  Route  2. 

Winslow,  John  Cooper:  b.  May  5,  1885;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Harriman, 
Tenn. ;  t.  3  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '08;  Harvard  Law  Sch.,  3  yrs.  Address:  Harri- 
man, Tenn. 

Winslow,  J.  W.:  b.  July  28,  1857;  e.  Sept.,  1874,  Trinity,  N.  C; 
t.  3  yrs.;  m.  Lula  R.  Edmundson;  o.  merchant.  Address:  Goldsboro, 
N.  C. 

Winstead,  Edwin  Daniel:  b.  June  23,  1852;  e.  Sept.,  1870,  Leas- 
burg,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  (1)  Eugenia  D.  Wharton,  (2)  Annie  M. 
Nebblett;  p.  merchant,  tobacco  mfr.    Retired.    Address:  Milton,  N.  C. 

Winstead,  Marcus  C. :  b.  Apr.  8,  1877;  e.  Sept.,  1896,  Roxboro, 
N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Annie  C.  Jones;  p.  mayor,  Roxboro,  2  terms;  o. 
attorney-at-law.    Address:  Milton,  N.  C. 

Wolfe,  Harry  Flynn  :  b.  May  26,  1887 ;  e. ,  Char- 
lotte, N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  o.  asst.-sec.  Cole  Mfg.  Co.  Address:  Charlotte, 
N.  C. 

Woodard,  John  Cameron:  b.  Oct.  5,  1886;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Old  Hun- 
dred, N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  p.  teacher;  R.  P.  O.  clerk;  clerk  in  store;  o. 
clerk.    Address:  Old  Hundred,  N.  C. 

Woodard,  John  Reuben:  b.  Dec.  20,  1882;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Fayette- 
ville,  Tenn.;  t.  5  yrs.;  A.  B.,  '06;  Trinity  Coll.  Law  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  m. 
Wilhelmina  Austin  Campbell ;  p.  asst.  city  att'y,  Tulsa,  Okla. ;  o.  attor- 
ney-at-law.   Address:  Tulsa,  Okla. 

WoolEy,  Calvin  Webster:  b.  Feb.   13,   1857;   e.   Sept.,   1874,  Mt. 


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Gilead,  N.  C. ;  t.  1  yr. ;  m.  Mary  Belle  Rush;  p.  trav.  salesman;  justice 
of  peace;  o.  farmer.    Address:  Mt.  Gilead,  N.  C. 

Wrenn,  Frank  :  b.  Aug.  31,  1884 ;  e.  Sept.,  1903,  Siler  City,  N.  C. ; 
A.  B.,  '07;  Univ.  of  N.  C.  Med  Sch.,  2  yrs.;  M.  D.,  '12  (Jefferson  Med. 
Coll.);  p.  resident  in  Reading  General  Hospital,  Pa.;  o.  physician. 
Address:  Siler  City,  N.  C. 

Wrenn,  James  Speight  :  b.  Apr.  10,  1888 ;  e.  Sept.,  1905,  Siler  City, 
N.  C. ;  A.  B.,  '09 ;  m.  Margaret  Pauline  Kirkman ;  p.  asst.  cashier 
Chatham  Bank,  Siler  City;  o.  merchant.    Address:  Siler  City,  N.  C. 

Wright,  Nathan  Martin:  b.  May  4,  1888;  e.  Sept.,  1906,  Gibson, 
N.  C;  A.  B.,  '10;  Biblical  Dept.,  Vanderbilt  Univ.,  1  yr. ;  Boston  Sch. 
of  Expression,  1  yr.  p.  teacher ;  mem.  N.  C.  Conf.,  M.  E.  Ch.,  S., 
since  1912;  o.  pastor.    Address:  Williamston,  N.  C. 

Wyche,  Thomas  Evans:  b.  Nov.  30,  1856;  e.  Jan.  1869,  Trinity, 
N.  C. ;  t.  3  yrs. ;  m.  Mary  E.  Smith ;  p.  bookkeeper ;  R.  R.  agt. ;  tele- 
graph operator ;  o.  pastor,  Albemarle.    Address :  Albemarle,  N.  C. 


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